Office of the Commissioner

2018-19 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 "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. All items on the checklist are required; this is intended to provide further clarification for DESE-collected items only.
  • The ability to mark tasks as complete.

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Superintendents' Checklist

The majority of activities on the 2018-19 checklist remain unchanged from 2017-18. Questions or suggestions for improving the checklist should be directed to Helene Bettencourt, DESE chief of staff.


Jeffrey C. Riley

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

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