It’s been exactly a week since the Roanoke City School Board hunkered down for a day-long retreat to discuss priorities, future plans and do a little self reflection.
The most newsworthy items to come from all that chit chat (extended school and the upcoming budget) have been covered in the paper. But I thought we’d revisit the retreat here and talk a bit about the self evaluation each board member was asked to complete.
Each member was asked to complete the assessment and evaluate the board as a whole. The self-assessment rated their decision making, planning, communication and their interactions with one another and system personnel among other items. The marks were largely high.
Here’s a look at some of the findings, including where officials believe they excel and where they think they have room for improvement.
Officials reported strengths as: strong leadership, agreement on goals, good planning and willingness to share research with the superintendent among other items.
They reported room for improvement when it comes to developing a leadership succession plan and resisting political pressure among other items.
So, what do you think? Do you agree with the board’s self assessment? Are there are other strengths and weaknesses you see?