The Palo Alto school board will convene Thursday, Feb. 6, in a special morning session to discuss progress against the district's goals for 2013-14.
In a closed-door session beginning at noon, board members will discuss the evaluation of Superintendent Kevin Skelly.
The district's 12 annual goals ranging from boosting classroom "differentiation strategies" to improving communication with the community were set by the board last September.
Public comment on the goals is scheduled for early in the morning meeting, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St. The hotel donated space for the event.
A second public comment session pertaining to the superintendent's evaluation will be held just prior to the closed session at noon.
Facilitating the morning session will be educational consultant Rene Townsend, former superintendent of the Coronado Unified School District and of the Vista Unified School District, who has led many past Palo Alto school board retreats.