Management and Planning

The greatest challenge facing the Newton School System is the same challenge that faces our other city services: making the most of limited resources. We need to foster an environment of collaboration, accountability, and openness to new ideas to be able to provide superior educational services at affordable costs. Only by putting Newton back on sound financial footing can we keep the promise to the next generation of Newton students that they will receive an education that is second to none.

In order to get the most from our available resources, we propose five initiatives:

1) Foster a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement;

2) Set clear goals and measure results;

3) Improve communication and teamwork;

4) Make use of available community resources; and

5) Remove obstacles to success and achieve operating efficiency.