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DISTRICT GOALS 2017-2018

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

 

  • Pre-K-12 Teaching and Learning

 

    • Provide professional development, curriculum guidance, and support in the identification of materials required for the instructional delivery of the new NYSED Social Studies Framework.   
    • Continue to provide professional development, curriculum guidance, and support in the identification of materials required for the instructional delivery of the NYSED Next Generation Science Standards.
    • Expand opportunities for vertical articulation, with a focus on communicating strategies for common core instruction.
    • Develop and deliver targeted professional development focused on differentiating instruction.
    • Expand upon administrative professional development through varied offerings and by securing professional development that qualifies for CTLE credit.



  • Fiscal and Support Operations

 

    • Prepare periodic reports on district-wide position to the Board of Education and Administrative team to maximize the alignment of funds to prioritized strategic initiatives.
    • Explore areas to reduce costs and new revenue opportunities.
    • Provide vigilant fiscal oversight to ensure Capital Project is completed on time and within budget.
    • Evaluate supervisory manpower to determine best practices are developed and implemented by all facilities staff.
    • Evaluate and prepare recommendation on elementary school expansion of before and after school activity transportation.
    • Implement the Eschool integration of transportation information.
    • Explore technology and develop recommendation for scanning ID cards for bus use at the secondary level.
    • Evaluate and recommend adult and student meal prices to ensure break even operations going forward.
    • Explore and report on other meal options available – snack and dinner program.


  • Human Resources

 

    • Negotiate successor agreements to the current COPTA; Nurses; Custodial Supervisors; and Cafeteria Workers and Part-time Aides contracts, respectively.
    • Recruit and create additional opportunities for Copiague Leadership Academy.
    • Provide district-wide training and support for all certified staff through the new NYSED conversion to CTLE.
    • Encourage student teaching candidates to seek field-work experiences for ESL and bilingual with the district.

 

  • School Safety and Security

 

    • Investigate new supervisory structure options for security staff.
    • Upgrade and expand outdoor camera monitoring.
    • Develop best practice safety drills for after-school activities.
    • Implement emergency procedures for student elopement.

 

  • Student Services

   

    • Convene committee to research development of an autism program with appropriate personnel.
    • Expand transitional services, work based learning programs and district CDOS.
    • Research development of special education summer programs.
    • Explore opportunities to provide push in related services in general education classrooms.
    • Conduct feasibility study for district physical and occupational therapists, bilingual speech therapists and district floating nurse.
    • Expand DASA training.
    • Train key staff on de-escalation techniques.
    • Provide professional development for substitutes, teaching assists and aides on behavioral management.
    • Research cultural diversity training programs.
    • Review and update Code of Conduct, wellness policies.
    • Convene committee to explore health and wellness awareness with workshop for students and families.
    • Explore opportunities to increase inclusion to include higher level courses and electives.

 

  • Technology

 

    • Optimize management of Board of Education policies through the migration of data to BoardDocs.  Use the technical medium of BoardDocs to expand on practices that promote staff awareness of policies.
    • Develop recommendations for district-wide data security policies.


  • 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.


  • Districtwide

 

    • Offer informational session(s) regarding School Board membership and service.