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DISTRICT GOALS 2018-2019

  

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


  • Pre-K-12 Teaching and Learning
    • Implement a Middle School Response to Intervention program.
    • Expand literacy development programs at the Secondary level.
    • Continue to provide professional development, curriculum guidance, and support in the identification of materials required for the instructional delivery of the new K-12 NYSED Social Studies Framework.
    • Research, develop and deliver program enhancements supportive of our elementary mathematics program. 

     

  • Fiscal and Support Operations
    • Develop and implement a school based budget model to include staffing, to be in compliance with NYS Education Law and Federal ESSA Guidelines.
    • Bring closure to Capital Project to include FFE purchases and final cost reports to NYSED to maximize State Aid.
    • Develop and implement strategies on cost reduction and increasing revenues to restore program profitability.
    • Complete the systems integration of eSchool Data into Bus Routing Software and the move to one bus routing system between EBT and the District.
    • Develop a standard operating procedure reference manual for the Transportation Department.

     

  • Human Resources
    • Negotiate successor agreements to the current Copiague Association of Principals, Copiague Supervisory Association (Chairs/Coordinators/Directors); Copiague Teacher Aides/Assistants and the Copiague Custodial Association, respectively.
    • Encourage student teaching candidates to seek field-work experiences for ESL and bilingual with the district.
    • Look for additional opportunities to recruit diverse staff including: bilingual-Spanish certified and non-instructional staff.
    • Continue to seek out and hire high-quality teachers with appropriate multiple certifications, where possible.

     

  • School Safety and Security
    • Upgrade and expand camera monitoring system.
    • Refine emergency procedures for student elopement.
    • Collaborate on emergency drills and simulations with first responders to strengthen the response phase of the district’s Emergency Management Plan.

     

  • Student Services
    • Explore feasibility of a districtwide behavioral consultant.
    • Review and update special education regulatory procedures and practices districtwide.
    • Conduct updated DASA coordinator training.
    • Provide professional development for nurses on mandatory statewide standardized Health Assessment forms.
    • Review new regulations/requirements for comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance programs districtwide.
    • Expand Transition and work based learning programs for select students with disabilities in the High School.
    • Explore feasibility of returning additional students to district based special education programs.

     

  • Technology
    • Implement and maximize the My Learning Plan tools through system consolidation and delivery of comprehensive professional development.
    • Customize the Master Library system to establish a fully automated system for managing Buildings and Grounds requests and technology support needs.
    • Utilize e-Rate funding to upgrade the district wireless network and switching systems.
    • Upon approval of the district Smartbond proposal, realize a state of the art security infrastructure in all district buildings.

     

  • Parents and Community
    • Continue to enhance the annual Community Summit in order to showcase district initiatives.
    • Maximize relationships with State and Federal Legislators and State Education Department leadership.
    • Outreach into community and school groups to highlight district accomplishments and events.

  • Districtwide
    • Offer informational session to community through “Coffee and Cake” with the Board.