Everett Public Schools Management Review Fall 2010
Washington Associationof School Administrators
The Washington Association of School Administrators (the Association) was contacted in thesummer of 2010 by the Everett Public Schools regarding the possibility of carrying out anevaluative study of the district utilizing the management review format developed by theAssociation. The prospect of a management review was shared with the district board of directors which agreed with the described project. The superintendent, the administrative cabinet,and representatives of the Association met in person and in conference calls to discuss theinterests of the school district and the particular areas of emphasis the district would wish tohighlight. An agreement was reached to carry out the study to be conducted in October 2010.A management review is intended to provide an objective look at the current operationaleffectiveness of a district in identified program areas and to produce a report that the district canutilize in planning for the future. The Association has developed the approach over a periodcovering almost 20 years and has carried out over 80 studies in Washington and other states. Areview may be designed to address all major district programs or may be focused upon anarrower program area. In this case, the Everett Public Schools was interested in covering 15major areas of program and operations in the school system.The overall objective of a review is to provide expert assessment of school districtmanagement—the results are designed to be both an analysis of what is and a blueprint for whatcan be. The review team is comprised of experienced administrative and educationalpractitioners—they provide an objective view, which is backed up by years of training andexperience. The combination of several outside authorities provides a synergistic effect inexamining the district and presenting recommendations for improvements. A managementreview report will present views and recommended directions for a school district withneutrality. The ultimate objective of the review is to assist with overall district efficiency andstrengthened classroom performance.