The Salem-Keizer School Board of Directors voted at Tuesday night’s meeting to approve their strategic board goals for the 2022-23 school year and beyond.
This set of goals and strategies establishes a clear focus on work that improves learning for students and recommits the board’s focus to the community in an authentic and transparent manner.
“It has been quite a while since I have seen the Salem-Keizer School Board put such diligent and coordinated effort into creating strategic goals to drive their work,” said Superintendent Christy Perry. “This is a great step toward becoming a high-functioning board that can guide the district on behalf of our students.”
The work began last school year with the school board working towards updating board policies, drafting board operating agreements and developing board goals. The board developed the goals after multiple public board meetings and with input from the community.
“I am proud of the work we’ve done together as a board. It’s truly a good sign of progress for the students and educators – to have the entire board move with such deliberation to get these strategic goals into place with each of our ideas embedded throughout,” said Board Chair Ashley Carson Cottingham. “I thank my colleagues, the superintendent and her team, as well as the public for all the time and energy they have invested into this work, which will ultimately lead to improved outcomes for our 40,000 students.”