Paw Paw Public Schools

Achieving Excellence

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
 
The system provides governance and leadership that promote student performance and system effectiveness.
 
Governance - Quality School System Indicators
In fulfillment of this standard, the system operates under the jurisdiction of a governing board that:
2.1
Establishes and communicates policies and procedures that provide for the effective operation of the system
2.2
 
Recognizes and preserves the executive, administrative, and leadership authority of the administrative head of the system
2.3
Ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, standards, and regulations
2.4
Implements policies and procedures that provide for the orientation and training of the governing board
2.5
Builds public support, secures sufficient resources, and acts as a steward of the system’s resources
2.6
Maintains access to legal counsel to advise or obtain information about legal requirements and obligations
2.7
 
Maintains adequate insurance or equivalent resources to protect its financial stability and administrative operations
 
Leadership - Quality School System Indicators
In fulfillment of this standard, the system has leadership that:
2.8
Provides for systematic analysis and review of student performance and school and system effectiveness
2.9
Creates and supports collaborative networks of stakeholders to support system programs
2.10 
 
Provides direction, assistance, and resources to align, support, and enhance all parts of the system in meeting organizational and student performance goals
2.11
 
Provides internal and external stakeholders meaningful roles in the decision-making process that promote a culture of participation, responsibility, and ownership

2.12

Assesses and addresses community expectations and stakeholder satisfaction

2.13

Implements an evaluation system that provides for the professional growth of all personnel
 
Impact Statement
A system is successful in meeting this standard when it has leaders who are advocates for the system’s vision and improvement efforts. The leaders provide direction and allocate resources to implement curricular and cocurricular programs that enable students to achieve expectations for their learning. Leaders function with clearly defined authority and responsibility and encourage collaboration and shared responsibility for system and school improvement among stakeholders. The system’s policies, procedures, and organizational conditions ensure equity of
learning opportunities and support for innovation.
Last Modified on January 30, 2011
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