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DISTRICT GOALS 2019-2020

  

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


  • Pre-K-12 Teaching and Learning
    • Develop and distribute guidance, support, and resources necessary for the successful implementation of the NYSED’s Next Generation ELA and Math standards.  
    • Develop an action plan to address each area of accountability on building-based school report cards.
    • Develop a comprehensive professional development plan that addresses district initiatives and mandates for staff training. 

     

  • Fiscal and Support Operations
    • Develop and implement a school-based budget model (including staffing) that complies with NYS Education Law and Federal ESSA Guidelines.
    • Develop revenue enhancements and cost efficiencies/reductions in order to support educational programs while working towards balancing the annual operating budget. 
    • Complete the integration of the District’s student information system (e-School Data) and transportation software (Transfinder). 
    • Commission a study to ensure the efficiency of the District’s transportation program.
    • Implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
    • Expand the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which provides reimbursements for meals and snacks to eligible students enrolled in after-school care programs.

     

  • Human Resources
    • Continue to support smooth leadership transitions and provide mentoring as necessary.
    • Implement OLAS (Online Application System for Educators); provide training opportunities for administrators, supervisors and clericals as necessary.
    • Continue staff recruitment efforts to meet the needs of our evolving student demographics.
    • Explore additional grant opportunities for teaching assistants to become certified teachers.
    • Expand professional development opportunities for non-instructional staff.
    • Expand our teacher/administrator recruitments efforts into non-traditional settings.
    • Create a discussion group, comprised of district employees, to consider Staff Wellness Program opportunities.
    • Encourage student teaching candidates to seek field-work experiences for ESL and Bilingual with the district.

     

  • School Climate/Security
    • Design and implement new safety and security measures for all buildings and grounds districtwide; including strategic installation and positioning of new cameras and turnkey CPI training all security resources officers.
    • Continue to build collaborative relationships with local law enforcement and Suffolk County Homeland Security to combat potential threats including expanding the Suffolk County Police Department’s drug, alcohol, tobacco and cyber bullying programs.
    • Develop a districtwide action plan to implement Restorative Practices to reduce discipline, improve student relationships, and improve school community.
    • Improve school climate through character education and advisory with the creation of an exploratory committee, including staff and students, to discuss programs to meet student and district needs.

     

  • Student Services
    • Review implementation of well-established work-based learning program as part of student’s transition plans and CDOS credential requirements.
    • Explore feasibility of returning additional students to district based special education programs.
    • Review implementation of comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance programs districtwide.
    • Monitor and update special education regulatory procedures and practices districtwide.
    • Implement new regulations regarding required immunizations and elimination of religious exemptions.
    • Expand implementation of districtwide parent training programs as per student IEPs.
    • Enhance social and emotional health intervention strategies for students.

     

  • Technology
    • Implement programs and practices that promote a “Digitally Safe” school community.
    • Expand upon STEM based learning programs such as, “Month of Code” and “Makerspaces” at each grade level.
    • Expand upon K-12 technology use by promoting and providing training in “best practices” for instructional technology integration.
    • Collaborate with the Director of School Climate and Director of Facilities to ensure the successful installation and roll out of Safety and Security technologies procured through Smart Bond funds.

     

  • Parents and Community
    • Continue to enhance the Community Summit to showcase district successes.
    • Reach out to community and school groups to highlight district programs and events.
    • Reinforce relationships with State and Federal Legislators to advocate for fair funding.

  • Districtwide
    • Hold “Coffee and Cake” with the Board as an informational session.