Office of the Commissioner

2017-18 Superintendents' Checklist

Dear Superintendents and Charter School Leaders,

As a service to superintendents each year, we provide a checklist of tasks local school districts must complete throughout the year. The checklist is organized in a manner that we hope is helpful to you, including:

  • Identification of specific categories for easy sorting (data report and review, finance, testing, charter schools, etc.).
  • A "Person Responsible" column to identify district staff assigned to the task.
  • An "ESE Submission" column that clearly identifies items districts are required to submit directly to ESE as opposed to keeping on file at the district level. All items on the checklist are required; this is intended to provide further clarification for ESE-collected items only.
  • The ability to mark tasks as complete.
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Superintendents' Checklist

The majority of activities on the 2017-18 checklist remain unchanged from 2016-17. Questions or suggestions for improving the checklist should be directed to Helene Bettencourt, ESE chief of staff.


Jeff Wulfson
Acting Commissioner

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