Atlanta school board considers goals for 2018-19 year

Atlanta Board of Education chairman Jason Esteves addresses the audience at the Jan. 8, 2018, meeting.
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Atlanta Board of Education chairman Jason Esteves addresses the audience at the Jan. 8, 2018, meeting.

This year will be all about planning for the Atlanta Board of Education.

The school board is finalizing its goals for the 2018-2019 year, even though school began Aug. 1.

The proposed goals, which the board approved tentatively earlier this  month but  must still approve via a final vote, are:

  • To develop a user-friendly community engagement/communication plan, which allows for feedback, accountability and transparency.
  • To create an inventory of the district's teacher quality/professional development initiatives.
  • To develop a comprehensive strategy to increase the number of quality schools in the district.
  • To develop a comprehensive strategy for improving operations with a focus on facilities.