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November 5, 2012

Goals established for Timberlane superintendent

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At the meeting, Metzler said he’s still collecting data on student achievement and putting the pieces together. Part of his focus is to “improve achievement without turning our schools into testing centers” in order to gather data.

”There’s a lot of debate about that in education, both public and private, how much assessment is too much?” Metzler said.

The second category, community involvement and engagement, charges Metzler with attending selectmen’s meetings as requested by the boards and using recommendations from the Citizens’ Committee in his district action plan.

Under capital improvement, Metzler must work with the district’s facilities team to develop improvement plans that meet Timberlane’s needs, while also being mindful of the current economy.

Under public relations, Metzler is expected to post monthly messages to the school district’s website and post updated video messages to the community twice a month. He must also be available to all stakeholders in the school district.

Metzler also needs to attend an annual retreat with the School Board by January. The retreat’s goal is to discuss improvements for the school district.

Metzler’s goals are similar to goals developed by and for the Timberlane Regional School Board on Sept. 20. In those goals, the board must also form at least one citizens committee by next September, adjust and implement the Capital Improvement Plan by March and more.

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