Mehlville needs to be held accountable

To the editor:

I am sure that the individuals involved in the Long Range Planning Committee efforts offer the best intentions regarding the future of the Mehlville schools.

However, in a lengthy article reporting on recent activities there is the development of a rather obtuse mission statement accompanied by an equally vague set of strategic goals. Nowhere in the set of goals is there any reference to accountability or any metric for evaluation of student performance.

Given the recent abysmal scores on state-wide assessments, one would think that accountability would be high on any list of strategic goals.

It begs the question: Is accountability or measurement criteria even a part of the hiring contracts?

John J. Perulfi