3. Pledge of Allegiance
Superintendent Dr. Richard DiPatri led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Dr. DiPatri made opening comments on the importance of this workshop and gave a brief overview of the agenda.
Dr. DiPatri introduced Bob Seemer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Training Solutions, who is volunteering his time to our district. Mr. Seemer is a nationally and internationally known consultant who will assist in us in this workshop.
5. Opportunities for Improvement (OFIs)
Attachment: Update of Continuous Improvement Initiatives.pdf
Steve Muzzy, Assistant Superintendent of Information Technology Division, gave a presentation on Oppurtunities for Improvements (OFI) Implementation.
6. Six Sigma Process
Attachment: Six Sigma.pdf
Mr. Seemer gave a presentation in the role of Six Sigma, covering the following areas:
- Six Sigma-Definition
- Standard of Excellence
- Applications in Brevard County
- Strategic Planning
- Process Management
- Performance Management
- Relationship to the Sterling/Baldridge Model
- Current Situation in Brevard Public Schools
- Future Plans for Brevard Public Schools
7. Feedback Mechanisms
Attachment: Feedback Mechanisms.pdf
Mr. Muzzy gave a presentation on the following feedback mechanisms:
- Parent-Client Survey
- Employee Survey
- Community Input Survey -SWOT Analysis
Dr. DiPatri took this opportunity to summarize the first part of the workshop for the Board.
Mr. Seemer stated that with the Strategic Planning process we are gathering information out front so we know were to focus our attention. One of the methodology is the SWOT Analysis, which is the internal strengths and weaknesses of the organization and the external threats and opportunities. The document will be available online to members of the community beginning May 5 - June 2, 2008.
8. Board Questions and Comments Part 1
Ms. Kershaw questioned Mr. Seemer on his experience regarding the reliability of online tools for the community survey (I.E. customer honesty) and if there were any plans or opportunities that the district could take advantage of by offering the survey in other formats.
Mr. Seemer gave the Board several suggestions of the different formats that could be used to get the information out to the public and that the survey would be available in hard copy at every school. He also stated the success he currently had with another business using a similar analysis tool and the importance of providing multiple ways of retrieving the information.
Dr. DiPatri stated the information from the community input survey becomes more reliable based on the greater number of responses received.
The Chair called for a break at 4:01p.m.
The meeting reconvene at 4:06 p.m.
13. Board Questions and Comments Part 2
Mr. Jordan stated these were lofty goals but this is how you get to be First in the Nation. He also had several questions on the Key Performance Indicators in which Dr. DiPatri answered.