Board of Education Goals

Continue to improve student achievement at all grade levels for all students and decrease achievement gaps where they exist.
Within the 2016‐2017 academic year the following measurable actions will be addressed:

  • Analyze the benchmarked data, provided by the New Jersey Department of Education, from the spring 2016 administration of the PARCC assessment to identify areas of improved student achievement, in a longitudinal comparison, and the decreasing of achievement gaps, in a longitudinal comparison
    • Successes will be identified, celebrated, and communicated
  • Plans will be developed to replicate the successes
    • Areas of needed growth will be identified, examined, and communicated
  • Plans will be developed to address the areas of growth
  • Analyze the benchmark assessment data, entered in Performance Matters, from the Cherry Hill English Language Arts grade level benchmarks and the Cherry Hill Mathematics grade level/course benchmarks to determine individual student performance, course performance, and demographic group performance
    • Successes will be identified, celebrated, and communicated
  • Plans will be developed to replicate the successes
    • Areas of needed growth will be identified, examined, and communicated
  • Plans will be developed to address the areas of grow
  • Define and articulate the Blueprint for Student Success
    • To include specifically articulated time frames for a revision cycle and an implementation cycle
    • To include a process for articulating the information at the classroom level, the building level, the district level and to the community
  • Examine current and needed staffing, including certificated, non-certificated and support, defining the impact each position has on student learning
  • Complete an audit of internal and external assessments
    • At the classroom level, the building level & the district level
  • Examine and define an instructional model for the district, focusing on pedagogical practice and defining expected outcomes
  • Examine the use, application, and integration of technology
    • At the classroom level, the building level & the district level

Create a cost‐effective budget that provides for educational resources as well as preventive maintenance and ongoing facilities improvement in all schools.
Within the 2016-2017 academic year the following measureable actions will be addressed:

  • Identify capital projects
    • Short term and long term, prioritized and categorized on a need basis
  • Revise and submit the district’s master plan/facilities plan
  • Complete an infrastructure audit
  • Examine contracted services provided to the district
    • At the classroom level, the building level & the district level
  • Examine and clarify how funds are allocated
    • At the classroom level, the building level & the district level

Enhance communication and relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Within the 2016‐2017 academic year the following measureable actions will be addressed:

  • Identify communication efforts in the district
    • At the classroom level, the building level & the district level
  • Measure the effectiveness of the dissemination of information
  • Provide opportunities for input and feedback from stakeholders, through multiple inlets
  • Expand and refine the electronic presence
    • At the classroom level, the building level & the district level
  • Promote shared ethical and performance values visibly and comprehensively for students and staff through the Cultural Proficiency and Character Education work.

Establish a strategic plan that identifies and categorizes the district’s needs through the development of “Cherry Hill Public Schools 2020: A clear vision for the future
Within the 2016‐2017 academic year the following measureable actions will be addressed:

  • Define the process, categorically, for creating the plan
  • Undertake an examination of and complete a revision of the district’s mission and vision statements
  • Maintain the focus of all work to be undertaken on the foundation of the student learning experience
  • Definition and scope of work, directed by Board committees:
    • CHPS 2020 (Strategic Planning)
    • Facilities and Infrastructure (C&I, B&F)
      • Instructional, non-instructional, co-curricular, extra-curricular, athletic
    • Materials/supplies/services (C&I, B&F, P&L)
      • Instructional, non-instructional, co-curricular, extra-curricular, athletic
    • Staffing (C&I, HR, B&F)
      • Instructional, non-instructional, co-curricular, extra-curricular, athletic
    • Process and governance (C&I, B&F, P&L, HR)
      • Instructional, non-instructional, co-curricular, extra-curricular, athletic
    • Finance and Cost
      • Instructional, non-instructional, co-curricular, extra-curricular, athletic
    • Other
      • Instructional, non-instructional, co-curricular, extra-curricular, athletic
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