They remain vague but certainly comprehensive.
Audit the curricula of the Omaha Public Schools. Audit how the district communicates with employees and citizens. And audit how the district works with its parents.
Throw in starting a strategic planning process, along with reorganizing the district's central office, and you have about half of this year's goals for Virginia Moon, OPS interim superintendent.
“I want all of those things done before I leave, and we'll get them done,” said Moon, who presented the goals to the school board Monday.
The one-page list of four items, along with bullets and numbers underneath the topics, reads more like an idea list than a page of goals. For instance, No. 2: “Initiate strategic planning for board and district.”
But Moon and board members plan to sharpen the objectives in the next month or so.
“We have an excellent opportunity now to really invest in making OPS the best we can be,” said Freddie Gray, board president.
Moon said she wants to at least start the long-term planning process before stepping aside for a new superintendent next year. Moon's contract with OPS runs through July 31.
Board members were pleased.
“I compliment you on a very succinct plan of action,” said Mary Morrissey, board vice president.
Moon's contract had called for such a meeting with the board on or before Oct. 1. She is serving while the board works with a national consultant to find a permanent leader. Former Superintendent John Mackiel retired in August after 40 years with OPS, the past 15 as superintendent.
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