Dick Spohr, Project Director of the Illinois New Principal Mentoring, presented the group's findings last week during a special-called meeting of the Scott County School Board, which was attended by all school principals and newly-elected board members in the school board conference room.
noted that the employees of Scott County Schools
showed a remarkable passion for their chosen vocation.
"We were amazed by the nearly universal passion and commitment we saw in your schools - commitment for success in your students," he
"In order to effectively move a system forward, it requires you view everything through a systems perspective," Spohr
"You must think systems...When you do everything from a systems perspective inherent in that is transparent communication with all the subgroups and stakeholders...It will virtually guarantee equity throughout the parts."
stated that collaborative leadership in broad terms meant that leaders needed to be developed and heard throughout the system.
noted that very few systems meet the highest standard of highly functional and labeled Scott County Public Schools
By AdvancED standards, operational means a school division is demonstrating the standard and using practices commonly found in other schools.
stressed the team's recommendation for accreditation would be send to the organization's next level for final determination.