Board of Education & District Goals

2017-18 Sayreville Goals

FINANCE:

  1. Increase catering revenue in food services by 4%.
  2. Add funds to the maintenance reserve account annually by generating advertising revenue through the district website and other mediums.
  3. Increase the amount of money in capital reserve by June 30, 2018 in order to fund the following capital improvement projects: Refurbishing of Boys and Girls Locker Rooms at the Sayreville Middle School and the completion of the Truman School Partition C-7.

FACILITIES:

  1. Complete Phase 2 of the Arleth Window Project.
  2. Resurface the high school turf athletic field by August 1, 2018.
  3. Investigate solutions to renovate the multi-sport area baseball and field hockey field) adjacent to the War Memorial High School Stadium and adopt a recommendation by June 2018.

TECHNOLOGY:

  1. Increase the number of instructional classroom devices in order to implement them on 1:1 ratio in grades 1-3 by end of 2018-2019 budget cycle.
  2. Implement a stakeholder driven annual evaluation, review, and approval process of software systems used in the district by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
  3. Continue to make upgrades to Virtual Server infrastructure so that it will be complete by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
  4. Increase targeted technology training programs aligned to district initiatives within Sayreville University starting in the 2017-2018 school year.
  5. Purchase and implement a new district student information software, which includes the successful migration of student data and the development and coordination of effective training for staff and parents.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT:

  1. Students in Pre-K through tenth grade will show improvement in their overall literacy skills as evidenced by 62% of the students in grade three meeting or exceeding expectations as measured on the ELA PARCC assessment. (2016-2017 baseline is 54%)
  2. Students in Pre-K to ninth grade will show improvement in their overall mathematic skills as evidenced by 56% of the students in grade five meeting or exceeding expectations on the Math PARCC assessment. (2016-2017 baseline is 51%)
  3. Increase academic achievement of English language learners (ELL) as evidenced by the percentage of ELL students meeting or exceeding standards on the WIDA Access 2.0 as measured by the overall composite score.
  4. Increase the academic achievement of all students through effective instruction, a challenging rigorous curriculum, and multiple pathways for students to meet their individual needs by:
    1. Developing curriculum maps to enhance the district math and science (STEM) curriculum guides to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment.
    2. Improving the college and career readiness of students by establishing career academies at the high school for implementation in September 2018.

CULTURE AND CLIMATE:

  1. Increase student engagement in the “whole school program” district-wide by creating additional clubs and activities related to student interests in preschool through 12th grade and by implementing Career Academies in grades 10-12.
  2. Increase the percentage of parents and community members that participate in school functions through the creation of Family Nights and Unified Sports designed to engage community members and students in collaborative activities.
  3. Increase staff retention by conducting exit interviews for all employees who resign from the district in order to determine reasons for their departure and to develop strategies to address them.
  4. Increase career advancement opportunities for staff by implementing Cohort 1 of the Leadership Academy and by providing other building and district-wide opportunities for certificated and non-certificated staff to expand their leadership skills, as measured by interest demonstrated in formal and informal internal leadership positions and promotions.
  5. Promote student-led school climate changes that result in the cultivation of more inclusive, safe, and connected school communities; and the potential decrease in incidences of harassment, intimidation, and bullying by exploring and eventually implementing a variety of new preventative resources, school activities, and projects.

 

2014-2017 Sayreville BOE Goals

By June 30th, 2017, The Sayreville Board of Education will define Sayreville’s Vision 2030 by:

  1. Describing our current customer (i.e. the 2014-15 first grade student who will enter the workforce as a 2030 college graduate).
  2. Defining the expectations of what Sayreville graduates must achieve to successfully enter the workforce in 2030.
  3. Defining a district culture which will enable us to create an environment where such achievement is possible.

2016-2017 Sayreville Public Schools Goals

  1. To promote the academic success of all students as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations on the 2016-17 Grades 3-8 PARCC Language Arts Assessment as compared to the 2015-16 PARCC Language Arts Assessment results of 53.4%.
    2. Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations on the 2016-17 Grades 6-8 PARCC Math Assessment as compared to the 2015-16 PARCC Math Assessment results of 25.1%.
    3. Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations on the 2016-17 Grade 11 PARCC Language Arts Assessment as compared to 2015-16 PARCC Language Arts Assessment results of 30%.
    4. Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations on the 2016-17 PARCC Algebra 1 Assessment as compared to 2015-16 PARCC Algebra 1 Assessment results of 30.1%.
    5. Increase the combined 2016-17 AP Science Test mean score as compared to the 2015-16 combined mean score of 2.60.
  2. To promote the future academic success of all students as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Develop an effective block schedule for SWMHS.
    2. Explore Career Academies at SWMHS.
    3. Adopt character education programs and curricula in grades K-8.
    4. Implement RTI in special education and related services.
    5. Implement a science program continuum designed to increase the number of students successfully completing Physics after 9th grade, Chemistry after 10th grade and biology after 11th grade.
  3. To develop an efficient and fiscally responsible budget as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Inclusion of advertising revenue for the 2016-17 school year.
    2. Increase in total district revenue from SEMI, facility usage, and tuition for the 2016-17 school year as compared to revenue produced during the 2015-16 school year.
    3. Generation of revenue from receipt public and private competitive non-entitlement grants.
  4. To improve school culture and climate, as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Decrease student code of conduct infractions that result in out of school suspensions.
    2. Increase the student average daily attendance rate.
    3. Build leadership capacity in middle school and high school through the creation of Curriculum Coordinating Leader and Dean of Discipline/Attendance stipend positions, and through the development and implementation of a Leadership Academy for non-administrator staff members.

2015-2016 Sayreville Public Schools Goals

  1. To promote the academic success of all students as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Increase the percentage of students who achieve proficiency on the 2015-16 Grades 3-8 PARCC Language Arts Assessment as compared to the 2014-15 PARCC Language Arts Assessment results.
    2. Increase the percentage of students who achieve proficiency on the 2015-16 Grades 3-8 PARCC Math Assessment as compared to the 2014-15 PARCC Math Assessment results.
    3. Increase the percentage of students who achieve proficiency on the 2015-16 Grade 11 PARCC Language Arts and Math assessment as compared to 2014-15 PARCC Language Arts and Math Assessment results.
    4. Increase the total average students SAT Language Arts and Math score for student who take the assessment in 2015-16 as compared to 2014-15.
    5. Increase the performance of advanced placement students as evidenced by a composite increase in assessment results in 2015-16 compared to 2014-15 results.
  2. To promote the future academic success of all students as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Develop effective block or modified block schedules for the middle school and high school.
    2. Develop a new grades K-8 gifted and academically talented program.
    3. Development of a grades K-1 classroom looping system.
    4. Development of a science program continuum designed to increase the number of students successfully completing Biology after 9th grade, Chemistry after 10th grade and Physics after 11th grade.
    5. Effective implementation of the new Grades 6-12 Math Course Continuum designed to increase the number of students successfully completing Algebra 1 prior to the 9th grade by the end of the 2016-17 school year
    6. Effective Implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) Methodology in I&RS Program.
    7. Effective Implementation of RTI in special education programs.
  3. To develop an efficient and fiscally responsible budget as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Inclusion of advertising revenue for the 2015-16 school year.
    2. Increase in total district revenue for SEMI, facility usage, tuition, and advertising for the 2015-16 school year as compared to revenue produced during the 2014-15 school year.
    3. Submission and approval of public and private non-entitlement grant (IDEA and NCLB) revenue.
  4. To improve communication with staff, parents, and the community, as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Creation and distribution of a district newsletter.
    2. Meet with parents and faculty in each school in person at least once during the school year during a PTO/faculty meeting.
    3. Creation of a monthly live web chat or electronic open forum.
  5. To enhance school climate for students, staff, and parents as evidenced by pre and post school climate survey ratings.

2014-2015 Sayreville Public Schools Goals

  1. To collaboratively develop a strategic action plan for Vision 2030, as evidenced by the Board adoption of said action plan.
  2. To promote the academic success of all students as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Increase the percentage of student who achieve proficiency on the 2014-15 Grades 3-8 PARCC Language Arts Assessment as compared to 2013-14 NJ ASK.
    2. Increase the percentage of student who achieve proficiency on the 2014-15 Grades 3-8 PARCC Math Assessment as compared to 2013-14 NJ ASK.
    3. Increase the percentage of student who achieve proficiency on the 2014-15 Grade 11 PARCC Language Arts and Math assessment as compared to 2013-14 HSPA.
    4. Increase the total average student SAT Language Arts and Math score for student who take the assessment in 2014-15 as compared to 2013-14.
  3. To promote the future academic success of all student as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Develop a plan to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into multiple disciplines of study, including existing curriculum and new courses.
    2. Implementation of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop.
    3. Development of a math program designed to increase the number of students successfully completing Algebra 1 prior to the 9th grade by the end of the 2016-17 school year.
    4. Inclusion of Response to Intervention (RTI) Methodology in I&RS Program.
    5. Reorganize the current special education program continuum in order to provide greater opportunities for students with disabilities to be educated in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
  4. To develop an efficient and fiscally responsible budget as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Increase in "new revenue" (transportation, advertising, etc.) for the 2014-15 school year.
    2. Increase in total revenue for facility usage, tuition, and food services for the 2014-15 school year.
    3. Decrease in energy and utility expenditures during the 2014-15 school year as compared to 2013-14.
  5. To increase staff morale as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Increase in teacher and administrator retention
    2. Increase in staff satisfaction as evidenced by pre and post survey comparisons.
  6. To enhance School Climate as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
    1. Reduction of confirmed HIB incidences
    2. Reduction of out of school suspensions

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