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2019-20 Superintendents' Checklist

Dear Superintendents and Charter School Leaders,

As a service to district leaders each year, we provide a checklist of tasks, notifications, and best practices that school districts should be aware of and/or complete throughout the year. This year's checklist is organized in a manner that we hope is helpful to you. It includes:

  • 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.
  • The ability to mark tasks as complete.
  • A "DESE Submission" column that clearly identifies items districts are required to submit directly to DESE as opposed to keeping on file at the district level.

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Superintendents' Checklist

Many items on the 2019-20 checklist remain unchanged from 2018-19.

Questions or suggestions for improving the checklist should be directed to Helene Bettencourt, associate commissioner for communication and planning.


Jeffrey C. Riley

Last Updated: July 24, 2019

Jeffrey C. Riley
Jeffrey C. Riley
Commissioner of Elementary
and Secondary Education

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