BOARD OF EDUCATION
- Increase the Board of Education members’ awareness of board policies and systematically review and update as necessary.
- Assist the superintendent with providing new Board of Education Members with an orientation session and mentor.
Goal 1: The Policy Committee and and other Board of Education Members will work with the superintendent regarding policy priorities and develop a systematic review process in an effort to update existing policies, which will include adopting newly regulated policies to ensure effectiveness of and identifying any problems that may exist with policy implementation.
Goal 2: The BOE will work toward increasing new board members’ knowledge of what is expected as a Board Member in an effort to offer a good start. Learning sessions will be conducted by the superintendent and the Board President. These learning sessions will follow the new board member orientation packet provided by the New Jersey School Boards Association and may take place throughout the course of the year with all board members present to provide professional development opportunities to all on an ongoing basis. Such sessions shall include, but not be limited to the following: A Few Basics of Board Service • Foundational Principles of Effective Governance • Nepotism and Conflict of Interest • Sunshine Law Basics • Board Member Ethics • School Board Members and Confidentiality
Additionally, new BOE members will be assigned to a mentor who has sat on the BOE for two or more years. The mentor shall serve as a coach during the first three BOE meetings, by sitting next to the new board member and providing additional background information as necessary, assisting him/her with navigating through the board materials and answering his/her questions to ensure a smooth transition to the BOE.
2018-2019 ESEA Goals
- By June, 2019 48.93 percent of the students in grades 1-8 will meet or exceed expectations on the Mathematics PARCC assessment (3-8) and/or other measures of success (grades 1-2) as a result of implementing the Go Math and Big Ideas Programs, Intervention and Referral Services, Professional Development, and IXL.
- By June, 2019 80.75 percent of the students in grades 8 will meet or exceed expectations on the Mathematics PARCC Algebra assessment as a result of implementing the Go Math and Big Ideas Programs, Intervention and Referral Services, Professional Development, IXL, Accelerated Mathematics 7 Course and Algebra I Course.
- By June, 2019 52.04 percent of the students in grades 1-8 will meet or exceed expectations on the English Language Arts PARCC assessment (3-8) and/or other measures of success (grades 1-2) as a result of implementation of the Response to Intervention Program, Intervention and Referral Services Program, Implementation of Professional Learning Communities, Professional Development, and the incorporation of a new reading, writing and phonics series.
- By June, 2019 100 percent of the staff will participate in professional development in the following Danielson Domains, as identified through data collected throughout the 2017-18 school year: 1C (Setting Instructional Outcomes/Differentiated for students of varied abilities) while continuing to work on the development of formative assessments that will drive moment by moment instruction.(1F-Designing Student Assessments) to support the development of creating engaging lessons with formative assessments that will drive minute by minute differentiated instructional changes , while continuing to hold high expectations for all students by effectively collecting and using data to drive instruction at each grade level.
- By June, 2019 100 percent of our students who are in grades K-4 will increase their foundational Fountas and Pinnell Oral Comprehension levels by two levels.
- By June, 2019 100 percent of our students (Grades PreK-8) will participate in our comprehensive guidance program by participating in a targeted lesson to address one or more of the following topics: Social / Emotional Wellness and College and/or Career Preparation.