Reform System Leadership & Governance  

Action Steps

  • 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.
  • The state will clearly delineate leadership roles, including the following:
    • The Superintendent answers to the Board of Education.
    • The Board of Education makes decisions regarding policy matters, the annual budget, the hiring, supervision and evaluation of the Superintendent.
    • The Superintendent contract duration will be increased from a limit of three years to a limit of five years to ensure consistent leadership.
  • 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.
  • Enhance stability and sustainability of the leadership of superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders in a school system.
  • The state and higher education should review leadership preparation programs to increase the probability that graduates will actually serve as transformational leaders in districts.
  • 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.




To lead the continuous improvement of public education for all students by advocating public policy for children and by developing and supporting executive school leaders.



Connecticut Association of
Public School Superintendents

26 Caya Ave | West Hartford CT 06110-1186
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