2020 - 2021 Board of Education Goals
- Continue proactive efforts to build a climate of mutual trust inclusive of all groups and entities within the District by:
Supporting initiatives to increase school spirit
Support the establishment of a Diversity Week that encourages staff and students to honor our differences through project based learning exercises, the telling of our individual stories, and open discussion.
Supporting a Culture and Climate Survey;
Continuing diversity education for students and staff;
Continuing development and training in social emotional learning, equity and inclusivity, and restorative justice practices;
Continuing efforts to better publicize the District’s accomplishments;
Facilitating greater communication and advancing the vision of the District.
- Support the development of a long-term, District-wide plan that strategically addresses educational goals, declining enrollment, facilities, community impact, budget and cost-saving measures. Accomplish this through input from Superintendent recommendations, Board Ad Hoc committee, Shared Decision-Making committee and community outreach. Specifically address the following:
Adopting a mission statement for the District;
Analyzing the Grade Level Configuration and Building Utilization Study;
Developing a timeline for the writing of a long-term District-wide plan;
Review the Bachman report and findings in light of COVID-19.
- Increase K-12 student knowledge and engagement in civics, social studies, and social issues by supporting:
Curricular innovation and inclusion of civics education across all subjects;
Continuing support of an independent, District-wide student government;
Secondary school voter education and registration;
Create criteria to determine the effectiveness of our civic readiness and engagement
The implementation of a robust Media Literacy component in our K-12 curriculum. (some resources linked here:)
- Complete the process of revising the district’s Homework Policy.
- Improve the support we offer our students preparing for their future after graduation by:
Continuing to support and enhance the district’s mentorship program;
Engaging with the business community, to better understand current opportunities for graduating students;
Visiting programs such as the Ulster BOCES Career Tech, P-Tech, and alternative education programs;
Working with district staff to enable our students to anticipate and participate in the jobs of the future.