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Board Goals & Guardrails

On December 14, 2022, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education approved the Goals and Guardrails framework that outlined key priorities and values for the administration to align its short and long term strategies. The CPS Board of Education engaged over a period of time with district administration and the community. This effort included hosting over 20 focus groups, gathering and analyzing data via a community-wide online survey from a broad crosssection of stakeholders, rigorous analysis of past district data, and spirited discussions and debates during board meetings.

Our Goals

  • Goals are specific, measurable, ambitious, realistic and time-bound.
  • Goals represent what the CPS Board of Education and the community believe are the most important priorities for student learning over the next 3-5 years.

Our Guardrails

The CPS Board of Education developed Guardrails to represent the values of the community, align with the district's strategic plan and be honored over the same time period as listed above.

The Superintendent will not:

  • ignore the needs and talents of the "whole child" by providing for students’ mental and physical well-being through academics, the arts, athletics, civic engagement, career opportunities and leadership development.
  • allow discriminatory or culturally insensitive disciplinary treatment that results in disproportionate punishment among students to go unaddressed.
  • allow district communication to be unresponsive or lacking in inclusive transparency, community sensitivity or inconsistent with the expressed values of the district.
  • propose or recommend the acquisition or distribution of resources that are unanalyzed or unrated for quality or the favored status granted to local, women, or minority marketplace providers of goods or services.
  • ignore district-wide chronic absenteeism at school sites; paying special attention to family involvement.
  • in pursuit of equity, ignore the value and number of community partnerships, community access to facilities, and decision-making at school sites.

Progress Monitoring

Below are Goals and Guardrails Monitoring Reports and calendar shared by the Superintendent with the CPS Board of Education during either business meetings and/or committee meetings. The reports are also posted along with the meeting notices and agendas in BoardDocs as required.

To access featured information, meetings and documents, please click on the following button below:

BoardDocs - CPS Main Page

View and download the monitoring calendar* here: 2023-2024 Goals & Guardrails Monitoring Calendar

*Please be advised, future dates and presentations may change due to schedule and/or material adjustments as requested by the Board and/or Superintendent.

Key Documents