Student Achievement: Support student growth and academic achievement through a focus on the continuous review and refinement of curricula, instructional practices, and professional development initiatives
a. Curriculum: Begin Year 1 work for K-12 ELA curriculum revision.
b. Professional Development: Provide sustained, district-based professional development to support the
expansion of special education inclusion classes in Grades 3-5.
c. Instructional Practices: Provide training for all teachers on strategies for meeting the needs of ESL
Strategic Planning: Implement all year one activities outlined in the 2016 - 2021 Strategic Action Plan
associated with the following five areas:
a. Health and Wellness
b. Safety, Security, and Facilities
c. Academic Rigor and Student Achievement
d. Culture, Climate, Citizenship and Community
Facilities Referendum: Pursuant to Strategic Planning Goal #2, prepare for a referendum to secure public support to create a “True Middle School” and address elementary class size as needed.
a. Demographic Study: Conduct a demographic study to determine enrollment projections and classroom
needs based upon appropriate data.
b. Communication: Ensure that the community is well-informed of the proposed referendum and provide an opportunity for public input.
2016-2017 Board Goals
Continue efforts to become a highly functioning Board.
Complete Board self-evaluation and use data to increase training and education in order to enhance effectiveness of Board committees.
Maintain involvement and support of the strategic action plan through the Board committees.
Create opportunities for greater community engagement by the Board of Education members.
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