EBR - Committee for Educational Excellence Hears Subcommittee Reports
Members of the EBR – Committee for Educational Excellence (CEE) met Tuesday, August 16, at the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s ProfessionalDevelopmentCenter to hear presentations from its Community and Parental Involvement, Early Childhood Development and Academic Expectations subcommittees.Presentations from the other subcommittees, Governance/Financial Efficiency/Accountability, Neighborhood Schooling/School Choice/Parental Involvement and Culture and Safety/School Climate and Human Capital, were discussed during the August 9 Committee meeting.
Committee members include business, community and political leaders; representatives of faith-based and non-profit organizations and East Baton Rouge Parish School System Central Office staff, principals and Board members. They have been tasked with rewriting the Strategic Plan for the district and first met Tuesday, May 17.
During an earlier meeting, EBR-Committee for Educational Excellence members discussed and agreed on six broad objectives for the Strategic Plan. They include community and parental involvement, governance/financial efficiency/accountability, culture and safety/school climate and human capital, early childhood education, neighborhood schooling/school choice and academic expectations.In addition, the Committee agreed on a new bold goal for the School System: “The East Baton Rouge Parish School System will be a top 10 Louisiana district by 2020, building innovative and globally competitive educational choice for all families.”
Chairs and co-chairs for the subcommittees also were identified and tasked with scheduling smaller meetings to gather community input related to these broad objectives.Beginning July 7, more than 12 subcommittee meetings were held across the parish to gather input from members of the community after the broad objectives were identified.