District-level goals are carefully considered and established each year. The process of establishing Goals in itself serves as a planning and communication device for the Board and administration. It ensures everyone is familiar with the direction being set and has participated in setting that direction for the benefit of our students. Finally, a statement of Goals enables the Board and staff to look back at the end of the year to see if the plans have indeed been accomplished. Depending on an evaluation of the outcomes, it may be appropriate to either revisit a particular Goal or to move on to new areas of priority.