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Board considers revised assessment policy, potential levy

Wed, 10 Apr, 2013

Board considers revised assessment policy, potential levy

At yesterday’s regularly scheduled board meeting, the Board of Trustees considered, for the second time, a revised policy on student assessment, achievement and growth. The policy was revised by the Board’s Policy Review Committee after the policy’s first reading, based on feedback received as part of the policy review process.

“Trustees were pleased with the changes proposed by the Committee,” says Board Chair Sarah Hoffman. “The revised policy reflects the changes that were suggested by parents, students, community members and staff.”

The revised policy includes additional definitions of educational terminology, enhanced clarity regarding expectations, and greater clarity on the roles and responsibilities of teachers and principals.

Feedback was gathered through an online survey, a teleconference, letters, emails and presentations at public board meetings. The Board will consider the revised policy for the third time at a future board meeting.

Trustees also approved a motion asking the Administration to prepare information and options regarding a special tax levy for debate in June.