School Board Update September 28, 2012 News The Board of Education discussed the short term and long term goals for the upcoming school year at its most recent meeting. One of the Board of Education’s ambitious plans aims to decrease the amount of D and F grades by ten percent. A second goal includes the improvement of guidance provided to students. Palo Alto Unified School District is looking to review its college readiness and guidance programs such as College Bound and College Pathways. Such improvements will be made with the help of a school software that tracks course enrollment rates, semester grades, and course retake rates. Schools can point out patterns of success or failure and then adjust their programs. The Board of Education also wants to implement the new Homework Board Policy and Administrative Regulation in the district by fall 2013. Other broader goals include planning the district budget, establishing a plan for enrollment that reflects the community’s values, improving productivity of Board meetings and looking to implement new plans for the next four years. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.