For most of this past school year administrators for the have been working hard to satisfy the requirements for a state mandated evaluation. Recently the district found out the review went exceedingly well.
The Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) looks at several factors including instructional programs, educational practices, fiscal management, operations, personnel and governance. Assistant Superintendent Joe Isola said the process included site visits from the Department of Education and had been ongoing throughout the just completed school year.
By the time it was done the DOE designated the Howell Public Schools as a "high performing," district Isola said. Superintendent Enid Golden lauded the designation at the June 13 at the meeting of the Board of Education. She said the designation is "something that everyone should feel very proud of," calling it "quite an accomplishment."
For Isola, this was his and one of his main tasks this year was the QSAC. He described his first time as the point person for the process as "very challenging and laborious," before it concluded. Other members of the committee included board member Al Miller, business administrator Ron Sanasac and other members of the district leadership.
It was the work of the whole district that Isola said made the process as successful as it was. Calling it "a direct result of the efforts of the entire school community," Isola said it was "a very prideful moment for the entire school board, school district and administration."
Thanks to the "high performing" designation the district can continue its work until the next QSAC review which is set to be done again in three years.