Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS | 28 ACTION STEPS 4 State policy will create a framework that defines the goals for the entire educational system, ensuring equitable distribution of resources and holding districts accountable for meeting system-wide goals. In addition, the state will provide the training and technical assistance to support educators in providing student-centered, mastery- based learning opportunities to students. 4 The state will clearly delineate leadership roles, including the following: 4 The Superintendent answers to the Board of Education. 4 The Board of Education makes decisions regarding policy matters, the annual budget, the hiring, supervision and evaluation of the Superintendent 4 The Superintendent contract duration will be increased from a limit of three years to a limit of five years to ensure consistent leadership. 4 The evaluation of school system and school leaders will be based on their success in leading transformation efforts as well as on their success in growing student outcomes. 4 Enhance stability and sustainability of the leadership of superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders in a school system. 4 The state and higher education should review leadership preparation programs to increase the probability that graduates will actually serve as transformational leaders in districts. 4 The state, higher education, and districts should review leadership programs to ensure the knowledge and skills needed to be transformational leaders are included in the programs. For specific recommendations on Reform System Leadership and Governance see Appendix pages 47-48. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | 28