At the Board of Education Meeting at Barnard School tonight, Schools Superintendent Richard Organisciak will read his 2010-11 Goals and Objectives to the board.
Why he does this each year is anyone’s guess since he never reviews his progress against those goals. Same with the rest of the administration. They read their goals and then toss them in the trash can. In discussing this with board members from other districts around Westchester County I learned that school boards routinely have the administrators to mid-year and year-end reviews against their goals.
These goals are even more meaningless for certain administrators because they do not preset their Goals and Objectives to the Board until halfway through the year or more. Last year, for example the principals at Webster and Trinity read their goals to the board in the 4th marking period.
In other words, this is just another farce by the administration and the board to create the illusion of accountability without delivering it.
Consider how much better students might do if they were given tests that were never graded by their teachers. Except in New Rochelle, the administrators are not only not graded by they get to give themselves an “A+” at the end of each year.
You can read the “Order of Business” for tonight’s meeting here. It will not take long since it is BLANK!