District Goals 2021-2022
Each year, district leaders craft challenging goals based on the progress of the previous years’ goals, achievement data, feedback from stakeholders, and a consideration of government mandates, local and societal needs, and relevant research. Our goals must be general enough to encompass and guide all other curricular and building goals, yet specific enough to be measurable and achievable. The district goals then form the basis for building goals, which in turn inform department, administrator, and teacher goals and professional development plans. Progress on these goals is reported mid-year and at the end of the school year.
1. Student Achievement: Maximize learning acceleration while addressing both the academic and mental health needs of all students. This goal will be achieved through rigorous core instruction and the implementation of individualized and targeted supports and enrichment opportunities, by way of a systematic multi-tiered approach to intervention and culturally responsive classroom instruction. Through the implementation of a high quality professional development plan, the administration and analysis of common assessments and the development of a K-12 mental health support structure for students and staff, we will aim to provide a data-driven, thorough and efficient education for all students.
2. Budget: Develop positive legislative, legal and advocacy efforts to address the ongoing loss of state aid, while revising financial plans, including any potential revenue shortfalls that need to be addressed on an emergent basis, as we reduce staff through attrition, maximize staffing through efficient scheduling systems, and consolidate administrative positions to the greatest extent possible so we can provide a thorough and efficient education for all students.
3. Facilities: Monitor and assess classroom and office spaces to ensure alignment with NJDOE & DOH guidelines. Continue working with project managers to complete referendum projects within timetables of the project contract and allocate facilities staff to address other deficiencies and complete preventative maintenance within our buildings as needed to provide a thorough and efficient education for all students.
4. Technology: Implement a targeted approach to college and career readiness skills for both staff and students by (1) providing equitable access to digital learning opportunities both in school and at home; (2) maximizing the efficiency of our one-to-one initiative; (3) enhancing cross curricular teaching and learning through an integrated approach to technology instruction; (4) leveraging technology tools and resources to enhance teaching and learning in order to provide a thorough and efficient education for all students.
5. Community and Communications: Continue to foster and expand partnerships with local, county and state organizations, focusing on culturally responsive recruitment efforts and ensuring equity and inclusiveness, while addressing mental health and integrated learning opportunities for staff and students. Increase consistency in collecting feedback from and utilizing multiple modes of communication for all stakeholders. Continue to seek out opportunities to broaden communication efforts, inviting partners and families to learn and grow as the district recovers from the pandemic while providing a thorough and efficient education for all students.
Approved at the August 2021 BOE meeting