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DISTRICT GOALS 2016-2017

 
“To maintain and enhance stability and opportunities for children in a fiscally challenging environment”

 

  • Pre-K-12 Teaching and Learning

 

    • Modify existing Common Core curriculum to best address student’s needs. Reflect on, revise, and distribute curriculum maps at each grade level. Identify technologies that will serve as a medium for sharing of curriculum.  
    • Expand and enhance our Fine and Performing Arts programs within current financial constraints in an effort to address staffing and curriculum development needs.
    • Oversee, monitor, and seek opportunities to expand the Copiague Public Schools Universal Pre-K program.
    • Explore alternate ways for delivering professional development.  Create a resource library for just in time PD (skills based), and “best practices” for teaching and learning. 
    • Pilot Elementary Character Education program focused on anti-drug and anti-violence message. 

 

  • Fiscal and Support Operations

 

    • Update multi-year strategic fiscal plan to illustrate and forecast the impact of constricted revenue.  Continue cost containment efforts.
    • Maximize the use of technology for Business Office functions.
    • Oversight of Building Construction Projects – maintain schedule and budget. 
    • Enhance Student Transportation Data System connection (eSchool/Transfinder).
    • Continue to pursue menu improvements, explore after school snack option, expansion of summer food sites, and expand outreach with other organizations.

 

  • Human Resources

 

    • Staff training to support interactions with difficult people.
    • Offer an opportunity for introductory Spanish language for all interested staff.
    • Recruit and create additional opportunities for Copiague Leadership Academy and ENL Cohort.
    • Support all certified staff through the NYSED conversion to Continuing Teacher and Leader Education.
    • Provide additional training and support for supervisors to enhance management skills of non-instructional staff.

 

  • School Safety and Security

 

    • Implement emergency procedures for student elopement.
    • Implementation of new NYSP-model emergency building management plans.

 

  • Student Services

   

    • Pilot Suffolk County Police Department “Here!” program for truancy at the Middle School.
    • Convene District Wellness committee to review policy for updates/implementation in fall and spring.
    • Continue to aggressively pursue the removal of non-resident students who are enrolled in our district.
    • Provide professional development regarding residency determinations.
    • Review Site Based home instruction program for possible enhancement and expansion.

 

  • Technology

 

    • Continue to identify “best fit” classroom instructional environments for the implementation and/or expansion of instructional technology while working in conjunction with the Capital Project to maximize financial resources.
    • Introduce new technology platforms to all staff and students


  • Parents and Community

 

    • Enhance the annual Community Summit in order to showcase district initiatives.
    • Maximize relationships with State Legislators and State Education Department leadership.
    • Expand the variety of school sponsored events.


  • Districtwide

 

    • Develop a long term plan for all areas of the district.