Every summer, the Board of Education works with district staff to look at key areas of academics and operations to define SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goals that guide nearly everything we do for the following year-- budgeting, facilities planning, curriculum writing, and teacher training, to name a few. Progress on these goals is provided during the year and at the end of each year.
1. Student Achievement: Implement a student-centered and hands-on inquiry model for science instruction in K-12 classrooms using engineering practices and an integrated STEAM approach that will promote college and career readiness.
2. Budget: Develop a financial plan to continue supporting our educational program that considers losses in funding and alternative revenue sources.
3. Facilities: Based on the 2015-16 comprehensive facilities assessment, continue to finalize priority project plans in the Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) for implementation while developing referendum plans.
4. Technology: Enable more personalized, cross-curricular, and problem-based student learning at all levels through the application of technology and improve district productivity and communication cost effectively through new platforms and systems.
5. Community: The district will increase its partnerships with external resources; improve and expand communication and outreach; and increase the number and diversity of activities that benefit the entire community.
Approved by the Toms River Regional Board of Education August 16, 2017