How successful were last years efforts to boost graduation rates in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools?
What do CMS employees say about morale?
What does the district need to improve in communications and human resources?
Answers will be presented at Tuesdays school board meeting. Before taking a break for Thanksgiving, the board will air several issues likely to be of public interest.
Getting more teens to graduate has been a push for several years. Deputy Superintendent Ann Clark will brief the board on last years efforts, including a review of each schools 2012 graduation rate. Shell also talk about strategies for the current year.
Superintendent Heath Morrison, who started July 1, will present results of several studies he commissioned as he prepares his strategic plan for CMS. Those include an employee morale survey and outside reviews of the communications and HR departments, as well as the administrations overall efficiency.
Morrison expects to present his plan to the public on Nov. 26. The studies presented Tuesday are likely to inform some of his plans for change.
The meeting also features a public hearing on a proposed policy to clarify the rules for school visits and the process for dealing with people who violate those rules. The policy calls for the superintendent to develop procedures for banning offenders from school property.
And the board will vote on a 2013 legislative lobbying agenda.
The list calls for the board to seek reforms in teacher pay and tenure, more flexibility in budgeting and setting school calendars, and taxing authority for local school boards, which now rely on county, state and federal governments for their budget.