2014-2015 District Goals

  1. Instruction: To improve the academic achievement of all students, in all grade levels, and in all demographic categories. The district will implement a new elementary Language Arts curriculum in grades one through five; continue the one to one technology program in Grades 3 – 8, and expand the use of online curricular components in all academic areas. The district will implement electronic Social Studies textbooks in both middle schools and continue researching electronic textbooks in other academic disciplines for implementation during the 2015-16 school year.

  2. Technology: Implement a one to one technology program utilizing Mac Airbooks in grades 9 – 12. This initiative will improve student achievement by integrating 21st century skills in our classrooms to make instruction more engaging, meaningful and relevant to the lives of our students. The district will continue professional development for all faculty in the effective use of instructional technology.

  3. Assessment: Prepare students and faculty for the upcoming PARCC assessments (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) including professional development, training, and familiarization with PARCC-like assessments.

  4. Security: Maintain a safe and secure learning environment, including physical security, facility safety and a reduction in the amount of violence, vandalism, and harassment, intimidation, and bullying through various school based positive behavior programs and initiatives.

  5. Finance: Operate the district in an efficient and effective manner, ensuring fiscal prudence and proper allocation of resources to the various educational programs. Central Administration will continue to seek avenues to contain and/or reduce costs of all school district expenses to best represent the interests of our taxpayers while providing quality educational programs for our students. During the 2014-15 school year, the Superintendent will propose a budget for the 2015-16 school year that meets or is below the established 2% cap.

  6. Facilities – Create a Long Range Facilities plan that addresses the needs of the facility infrastructure in the district.

  7. Parent/Community Relations: Increase electronic communication with parents/guardians via multiple means including the Genesis Student Database Parent Portal, district email, website, and Facebook,