Scotland County Schools Board/Executive Leadership Team Hold a Retreat

Scotland County Schools Board/Executive Leadership Team Hold a Retreat  

LAURINBURG, N.C. (July 12, 2021) – Scotland County Schools Board of Education and Administration met on Sunday, July 11, 2021, for a board retreat. The meeting was held in the Media Center on the campus of Scotland High School. During the 4-hour meeting those in attendance participated in group learning exercises, heard an update regarding “Salary Spiking101” and recent legislation from Attorney, Lindsay V. Smith with Tharrington - Smith, LLC. Also the Board then heard presentations from Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand, Executive Cabinet members and Administrative staff regarding each department’s five year goals and strategies as they pertain to the Superintendent’s Post Entry Report and the 5-year Strategic Plan for Scotland County Schools. One of the exercises involved a “Speed Dating” theme between the Executive Cabinet and Board Members resulted in great dialogue. “Speed Dating” is an organized social activity in which people meet for short conversations to determine mutual interest. Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand explained that the format of “speed dating” would allow Executive Cabinet and Board Members to share information and begin to build better working relationships.

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At the end of the retreat, many commented on the positives, learning about individual purposes, ideas, and expectations for success that came from the presentations and exercises. Both Superintendent, Dr. Takeda LeGrand and Board Chair, Rick Singletary deemed the meeting a huge success as evidenced by active participation and feedback that will support the Leadership team with The Summer Leadership Academy scheduled for August 3-4, 2021.