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Cape Elizabeth School Board 2016-17 Goals

  1. Superintendent Search: Recruit and select a highly-qualified, experienced district-level leader who is the right fit for Cape Elizabeth.
  2. K-12 Alignment: Establish and document consistent, coherent, transparent learning goals in all instructional areas both horizontally (common learning expectations across a grade-level or course regardless of teacher) and vertically (each grade builds on the work of the prior grade and all curriculum is aligned to a set of K-12 graduation standards); develop a district calendar to support both consistent and uninterrupted student  in-class time as well as  time  for teacher growth and collaboration; keep professional development focused on these goals.
  3. Climate/Culture: Give high priority to clear and regular communication within district, with parents, and with the community at large with emphasis on transparency, relationship building, and trust building.
  4. Proficiency Based Education:  Continue to develop for 2017-18 implementation at the freshmen level clear learning goals in ELA, math, science, and social studies, and documentation procedures (including report cards) to support this implementation and transition to standards-based diploma in 2021-22.   
  5. Evaluation  System: Support and monitor implementation of new teacher evaluations system; review integrity of the system and solicit teacher and principal feedback.
  6. Resource allocation: Prepare a budget that supports district goals; conduct negotiations with the Cape Elizabeth Education Association based on positive regard and fiscal responsibility.


Date Approved by School Board: Nov. 8, 2016

School Board Members 2017

Elizabeth Scifres - Chair
Susana Measelle Hubbs - Vice Chair
Joanna Morrissey
Kimberly Carr
Barbara Powers
Heather Altenburg
John Voltz
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