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

Adopted: July 25, 2017

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