Board Goals & Objectives

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Board Goals & Objectives

Board of Education Goals

Licking Heights Local School district strategically plans for the future. The Board of Education and district administration review district goals and objectives periodically to comply with district bylaws. 
Board Goals: 
  1. Exercise an ongoing critical review of systems and programs that promote high standards of performance, high expectations for learning and district operations.
  2. Promote a culture of accountability that relies on data, research, evaluation and assessment as tools to measure the effectiveness of programs and the satisfaction of stakeholders.
  3. Plan for success while promoting support systems, programs, instructional standards, technology, professional development, staff and facilities to enhance student learning and the functions of the district.
  4. Maintain open and effective communication with the public, staff and students to be aware of attitudes, opinions and ideas.
  5. Provide the necessary financial resources to support district programs through prudent management, fiscal responsibility and transparency.
  6. Provide students, staff and the community appropriate facilities focused on safety, learning and community access. 
These goals provide long-term strategic guidance for the school district. The Board and administration are expected to detail specific objectives that outline the work needed for the district to meet these goals. 
Updated: 10/18/19
Board approved: 10/22/19
Resolution: #10-19-171 

Board of Education Objectives
2020 District Priorities

Transition planning: supports goal #3 
  • Physical moves - Physical move of the student population from the current five school buildings to six school buildings, including the new high school that opens in Aug., 2020.  
  • Academic enhancements - Develop road map for new academic pathways.  
  • Report card improvement - Focus on district report card, while embracing a theme of continuous improvement with the overall objective to earn a district report card of at least a "B."
  • Athletic department - A holistic review of the Athletics Department with a report on the status of operations and recommendations to improve items including, but not limited to finances, reporting structure, hiring of new coaches, reviews, maintenance, inventory, facility planning and offerings for Board action. A part of their review should include the consideration of reinstating a full time athletic director position. 
  • Hiring highly qualified candidates - Continue to diversify the pool of candidates considered for employment openings. This includes highly qualified candidates who are of a different race and ethnicity than the majority, as well as, consideration of community residents and school district graduates for employment.

District rebranding: supports goal #1 
  • Logo/colors - Explore potential enhancements to hornet logo and district colors.
  • Building names - Explore potential new building names that do not include directionality. 
  • Mission, vision, and tagline - Explore updated district mission, vision and tag statement.
  • District name - Explore potential revised district name. 

Finances: supports goal #5 
  • Funding - Continue to work with local and state legislators to eliminate the school funding cap that has resulted in over $50 million in lost revenue over the past 6 years. 
  • Business council - Explore potential formation of a business council.
  • Community authority - Explore potential formation of a community authority.

Future growth: supports goal #6
  • Athletic complex - Completion of a privately funded multi-phased athletic complex.
  • Capital campaign - Implement a capital campaign that supports the Athletic Complex objective to establish a privately funded, multi-phased project. 
  • Athletic complex design - Work with architects to design a multi-phased project that supports the capital campaign objective above.
  • Master planning - Develop an updated master plan that considers future growth up to 10,000 students. The master plan should consider multiple new school buildings, including two high schools, two middle schools, and multiple elementary schools. 
Board approved: 11/19/19
Resolution: #11-19-197

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043

Licking Heights High School (9-12)

4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-9005 | F: 740-927-0508

Licking Heights Middle School (7-8)

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845

South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625

West Elementary (1-4)

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
P: 614-864-9089 | F: 614-501-4672

North Elementary (K)

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736

Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: (740) 927-3268

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