Board of Education Goals 2017-2018

Student Achievement, Safety & Security, Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability, Communication 

Goal I - Student Learning 

  • Continue to increase student learning through the STEAMS* Framework and maximize student potential by enhancing the quality of instruction. 

STEAMS Education aims to bring FUNctional literacy to all. It promotes bridging the gap between business and educational goals to create a more productive and sustainable global culture based on teamwork. This educational framework is for all disciplines and types of learners with the goal ofbeing more engaging and naturally successful for all members of any educational system. STEAMS is a framework for teaching across the disciplines. 


  • Science 
  • Technology 
  • Engineering 
  • Creative & Visual Arts 
  • Mathematics 
  • Social & Emotional Learning 

A. Monitor Middle States Accreditation: Implement Action Plans and survey results; Apply for Programs of Distinction Award 

BIntegrate literacy into all content areas 

C. Integrate Next Generation ELA, Math & Science Standards into curriculum 

D. Expand Consortium Model, work towards piloting for NYS 

E. Create STEAM Centers district wide 

FImplement Science PD at Boyle and Terryville 

G. Create and expand on ELL Transitioning Programs at primary schools 

H. Utilize fiction and non-fiction resources in all content areas 

I. Expand on Student Self-Directed IEP Meetings 

J. Partnership with Suffolk Community College (ALEKS, Excelsior & Early College Programs)

K. Re-align CTE Electives and remove zero period at JFK for the 2018-2019 school year 

L. Partnership with Stony Brook University for students to earn a minor in Italian 

M. Design Exploratory Centers at the primary buildings 

N. Develop a Coherency Scale to evaluate program alignment 

O. Introduce digital portfolios 

Goal II -Safety & Security 

  • Ensure a safe, secure and orderly environment that supports student learning through a safe and healthy environment .

A. Implement Sandy Hook Promise Training Protocols K-12 

B. Expand "Stop the Bleed Program" 

C. Utilize and maintain Crisis Manager App 

D. Continued security equipment increases 

E. Increased cyber security 

F. Re-Apply for Common Sense Schools Award 

G. Implement revised safety procedures 

Goal III - Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability 

  • Ensure fiscal responsibility, stability and accountability through a transparent process that has the support of the community  

A. Develop a school district budget that is taxpayer sensitive and aligns with the district student learning objectives 

B. Align the school budget to provide ongoing training for the Board of Education and enhanced professional development for staff members 

C. Explore capital funding objectives and the effects on the expenditure budget 

D. Review long term fiscal plan and maximize the use of data and analytical tools to show the return of the community investment in education 

E. Explore additional grant opportunities to enhance revenue and market the sharing of our programs with other districts 

F. Seek expenditure efficiencies through effective practices 

Goal IV - Communication  

  • Build a connected learning community, broadening productive partnerships and services to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and district residents. 

A. Continue to search for and use the most effective means of communication with our community. 

  • School Messenger - Phone Notifications 
  • Website 
  • Social Media 
  • School Tool -Student Portal and Parent Portal 
  • Google Hangouts 
  • Survey Monkey 
  • Twitter, Facebook 

B. Continue recognizing the contribution of all stakeholders to the overarching goal of improved student learning 

C. Continue PTA President Roundtable Meetings 

D. PTA Community Awareness Presentations 

Goal V -Board of Education Policy Review 

  • Continually upgrade Board of Education policies to ensure compliance with State laws and Commissioner's regulations. 

  • Continue policy review and update at monthly Policy Review Committee Meetings