Board of Education Goals

We shall provide all children with an education that develops open-minded thinkers with the strong academic and interpersonal skills to thrive in an ever-changing world and make it a better place for all.

1. Continue to improve student achievement at all grade levels for all students and decrease achievement gaps where they exist.

Within the 2017‐2018 academic year the following measurable actions will be addressed:

  • Analyze the data from the spring 2017 administration of the PARCC assessment to identify areas of improved student achievement and the decreasing of achievement gaps
    • Develop a comparative table identifying achievement gaps based upon demographic groups
    • Implement plans developed in the 2016-2017 academic year to replicate successes and address areas of need
    • Each elementary, middle, and high school will develop building based goals related to the district goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, results oriented and time bound
  • Analyze the assessment data from the Cherry Hill English Language Arts grade level benchmarks and the Cherry Hill Mathematics grade level/course benchmarks to identify areas of improved student achievement and the decreasing of achievement gaps
    • Develop a comparative table identifying achievement gaps based upon demographic groups
    • Implement content area and grade level plans to replicate the successes
    • Each elementary, middle, and high school will develop building based goals related to the district goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, results oriented and time bound
  • Publish the Blueprint for Student Success on the district website, with a specific focus upon
    • Review the district’s World Language Program, grades K-12
      • Make recommendations for program revision and develop an implementation plan
    • Implement the Next Generation Science Standards
      • Initial implementation in grades K-5
      • Review the implementation in grades 6-12 from the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Monitor the implementation of the district’s instructional model, focusing on pedagogical practice and defining expected outcomes
  • Review and revise the district Technology Plan with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction

2. Create a cost‐effective budget that provides for educational resources as well as preventive maintenance and ongoing facilities improvement in all schools.

Within the 2017-2018 academic year the following measureable actions will be addressed:

  • Examine and improve internal controls in School Aged Child Care (SACC), Student Activity Funds & Food Service
  • Examine district efficiencies in technology and processes
  • Examine contracted services provided to the district and improve efficiencies
  • Analyze and clarify how all budgeted funds are assigned and expended at the district and building level

3. Enhance communication and relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Within the 2017‐2018 academic year the following measureable actions will be addressed:

  • Implement a district communications plan that is fully articulated to the community
    • Measure the effectiveness of the dissemination of information through the use of analytics
  • Provide opportunities for input and feedback from stakeholders, through multiple inlets
  • Expand and refine the district’s electronic presence
    • On the district webpage, the district’s Youtube channel, and through various social media platforms
  • Promote shared ethical and performance values visibly and comprehensively for students and staff through the district’s Cultural Proficiency and Character Education work
    • Publish and implement the 5 year plan

4. Create an actionable plan, “Cherry Hill Public Schools 2020: A clear vision for the future,” to encompass items to be included in a referendum

Within the 2017‐2018 academic year the following measureable actions will be addressed:

  • Identify capital projects
    • Short term and long term, prioritized and categorized on a need basis
  • Define and advertise the process for the creation of the plan
  • Follow and implement the timeline of events to be prepared for a referendum vote on September 25, 2018

Adopted: July 25, 2017
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