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 2018‐2019 academic year the following measurable actions will be addressed:

  • Analyze the data from the spring 2018 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 2017-2018 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
  • Monitor the Blueprint for Student Success, with a focus upon
    • Full Day Kindergarten Curriculum Development and preparation for September 2019 implementation
    • The district’s World Language Program, grades K-12
      • With a specific focus on Middle School World Language
      • With a specific focus on the year one implementation of Chinese
    • The implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, specifically
      • In grades K-5
      • Middle School to High School science transition
      • The revised High School lab reports and the CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) Rubric
  • Monitor the implementation of the district’s instructional model, focusing on pedagogical practice and defining expected outcomes
    • Continuation of learning walkthroughs at each school
  • Create opportunities at each school to enhance and to nurture Student Voice
2. Create a costeffective budget that provides for educational resources as well as preventive maintenance and ongoing facilities improvement in all schools.

Within the 2018-2019 academic year the following measurable actions will be addressed:

  • Examine the organizational structure of the facilities department with a focus upon,
    • Staffing and job responsibilities
    • Improving efficiencies within the department, including contracted services and district staff, for management of the work load and completion of routine maintenance and addressing emergent situations
  • Provide for ongoing training for facilities staff in cultural proficiency, equity and character education
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive district wide calendar through SchoolDude for the use of facilities
  • Examine district efficiencies in technology and processes
    • Transition to an online board meeting format for agendas
  • 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 2018‐2019 academic year the following measureable actions will be addressed:

  • Fully articulate the district communications plan 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
    • Continue implementation of the 5 year plan, with regular updates to the community
4. Create an actionable plan, “Bond 2018,” to continually update items included in the 2018 bond referendum

Within the 2018‐2019 academic year the following measureable actions will be addressed:

  • Identify capital projects to be completed under the bond
    • Include timeline
    • Descriptions
    • Visual aids, including video, for each school
  • Publicize the progress of the projects on a continual basis, on the district and school websites, on social media and through conventional news media

Approved July 24, 2018