District Goals and Plans


Board of Education
District Goals


STRATEGIC GOALS 2019-2024

1: Student Achievement and Engagement

To provide a range of opportunities that engage and inspire all students and allow them to reach their maximum potential.

2: Community Engagement and Involvement

To provide communication methods and engagement programs to all our stakeholders and families that will offer educational and involvement opportunities.

3: Health and Wellness

To promote student and staff wellness through programs, activities, and access to supportive resources.

4: Facilities / Finance

Maximize all funding resources to enable the district to provide and support a safe and engaging learning environment.


DISTRICT 2021-2022 ANNUAL GOALS

1: Ensure a safe return to school by providing supports, practices and procedures to district faculty and staff

a) Maintain facility improvements that promote health and safety in our buildings

b) Continue to promote health and safety practices among students and staff

c) Reduce staff and student anxiety in the post-pandemic school environment through transparency, communication, and collaboration

2: 
Promote a culture of individual wellness, mental health advocacy, and build social emotional learning

a) Strengthen district wellness and mental health initiatives, and provide opportunities for staff and students to practice self-care with an unpredictable re-entry to school

b) Increase acceptance of and appreciation for cultural diversity and economic and social differences

c) Improve community outreach and engagement to ensure all stakeholders are aware of the District’s wellness and mental health supports

3: Expand efforts to assess and increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion among students staff and families

a) Ensure that all curriculum and educational opportunities are available to all students

b) Identify and remove impediments to higher level learning for underrepresented students and respond to needs of students with learning challenges, and increase awareness of options offered by the District

c) Develop and support academic and emotional outreach strategies for students at all grade levels

d) Increase professional development for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

e) Build and maintain an inclusive and positive district culture

4: Enhance and expand transition success for students across building levels

a) Improve curriculum continuity across all grade levels by strengthening opportunities for staff collaboration

b) Ensure all students meet expectations for academic achievement and are ready socially and emotionally to advance to a new school

c) Increase outreach and engagement with parents and guardians for each building level transition

5: 
Continue building access to and effective use of technology among students and staff

a) Offer professional development to enhance teaching strategies that use new programs, apps, and other tools

b) Provide equal access to technology and tools to all students to ensure equal opportunities for all students

c) Prepare students to be safe and responsible digital citizens

 

2020 BOARD ANNUAL GOALS

1.   Educate: The Board will engage in professional development opportunities including trainings with the NJSBA, book group discussions exploring topics relevant to educational theory and practice, and retreats to review the district’s academic achievement and progress toward the district goals.

2.   Communicate: The Board will streamline its communication between and among its members through tech-based training, exploration of paperless meetings and communication, and utilization of technological tools and devices to become more efficient.

3.   Support: The Board will support and foster a culture of social and emotional wellness through Board actions and initiatives.

4.   Inspire: The Board will continue to support the YOU, I, WE Inspire initiative with an added emphasis on programs that seek to bridge the achievement gap and promote educational equity.