Board of Education Goals

2016-2017 BOARD GOALS

What’s best for students should be at the forefront of all decisions.

Develop a comprehensive community relations plan to include frequent, concise and transparent communication to all stakeholders.

Develop programming that makes best use of administrative strengths.

- Establish a leader that best utilizes administrative strengths.
- Consistently reassessing grade level configurations and locations.
- Plan should take into consideration the district’s needs.
- Work to meet the needs at all learner levels.

Continue the success of the e2020 Initiative.
- Create a digital road map for a broader gage of growth in technology
- Continue to focus and expand applied technology, including partnerships with local businesses.
- Further develop and implement the Core Technology curriculum, including the Business Education program.
o Digital curriculum timeline;
Grades 7-12 (September 2018)
Grades 4-6 (September 2019)
- Expand digital citizenship opportunities and for families and students in the Minnewaska Area Schools, to include Community Education.
- Support the educational professionals in integrating technology into their teaching and learning practices.

Realize steady growth by students on national, state and local assessments.
- Provide professional development with an emphasis on student achievement.
- Involve every eligible family in early childhood screening.
- Increase Kindergarten readiness.
- Increase graduation rate to 100%.
- Emphasize reading as an essential life skill.

Strengthen extracurricular activities.

- Emphasize best practices in all areas.
- Look to expand fine arts.
- Define “Laker philosophy” regarding weight training, speed and strength.
Increase student participation and parent involvement.
- Emphasize gender equity and acceptance.

Hire and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce.
- Support them with job-embedded professional development opportunities.
- Evaluate all staff’s performance on a regular basis.
- Establish a high rigor evaluation plan for non-tenured, certified staff members.

Manage the budget to meet both operational and project-based budget targets.
- Increase unrestricted general fund balance to the level of 12-15% of operating expenses.
- Provide detailed oversight of building improvements communicated to the public during the referendum.
- Maintain an acute awareness of the Day Treatment program’s impact on the general fund.
- Evaluate the use of a facility management company.
- Develop and implement maintenance program for all district buildings.

Revised January 20, 2017
Approved January 23, 2017

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