Board of Education Goals

  • 2020-21 BOE Goals

    FOCUS AREA I: Update District Facilities and Technology 

    • Enhance district-wide technology infrastructure to ensure access to high-quality instructional materials, empowering teaching and learning, and promoting a deeper understanding of academic content while developing a culture of data informing instructional decisions, as outlined in our NYSED Approved GCSD Technology Plan 2018-2021.
    • Enhance district-wide technological infrastructure, curriculum resources and technical training to support in-person and synchronous and asynchronous remote instruction for all students for the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency:
      • Provide 1:1 devices for all students prek-12
      • Expand “hot spots” and connectivity to ensure all students have access to WiFi
    • Address district wide ventilation issues as per BCS.
    • Complete current building projects including Administration Building and WMHS secure vestibule.
    • Maximize student safety in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency:
      • Adapt facilities, transportation, and supporting structures.
      • Adapt policies and procedures for in-person and remote instruction in accordance with NYSDOH requirements.
      • Enhance facilities by Fall of 2020 to allow occupancy while conforming to NYSDOH social-distancing requirements for the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and health and safety protocols.

    FOCUS AREA II: Expand Stakeholder Engagement 

    • Increase outreach to all areas of the GCSD community as a whole:
      • Meet with local parent groups throughout the District.
      • Enhance social media platforms to communicate effectively and efficiently with stakeholders.
      • Engage community stakeholders and parents through the use of virtual Town Hall Meetings and increased use of television stations to reach a broader range of stakeholders.
    • Increase engagement with community leadership:
      • Re-engage with the District PTAs.
      • Provide an event to help groups organize themselves.
    • Ensure stakeholders from diverse backgrounds participate on school reopening planning teams as well as pandemic teams:
      • Increase use of Thought Exchange to solicit feedback, thoughts, gather data and concerns from parents, students, employees and community stakeholders.
      • Enlist community and school stakeholder support for our plans to address the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency as demonstrated by participation in in-person or online meetings, community response to Thought Exchange, and assistance rendered by individuals and community organizations.

    FOCUS AREA III: Align and Articulate Curriculum

    • Improve student achievement (Literacy and Numeracy) by 3% above the ELA 2019 proficiency rates, Grade 3-8, as measured by the Spring 2021 New York State English Language Arts and Math Examinations; Improve the Spring 2021 Fountas and Pinnell student instructional performance “Above” and “On” reading level by 3% over Spring 2019 Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 instructional levels; Improve Regents passing rates in all June 2021 Regents Examinations by 3% over actual 2019 performance levels. Improve iReady K-2 results by 3% over 2019 results. Continue to develop a universal understanding of social emotional learning; Continue with the pilot programs to support the social and emotional health of students at Woodlands Middle High School and Richard J. Bailey Elementary School in accordance with SED benchmarks for Social Emotional Learning.
      • Incorporate culturally responsive Education in the curriculum.
      • Ensure instruction provided during the COVID-19 Health Emergency emphasizes core competencies based on New York State Learning Standards.
      • Ensure regular student attendance is monitored and maintained in in-person, hybrid, or full-remote learning environments.
      • Ensure programs providing equitable instruction for all students including special education and English Language Learner students are maintained during the COVID-19 Health Emergency.
      • Provide social and emotional learning support and instruction to all students to address concerns related to the COVID-19 health emergency in accordance with SED benchmarks for Social and Emotional Learning.

    FOCUS AREA IV: Stabilize Leadership

    • Establish an evidence based culture of collaboration between school board, superintendent and districtwide leadership in an effort to foster trust, support, leadership development and appropriate communication protocols:
      • Identify specific sources/protocols for support and create a climate of compassion, trust, and care.
      • Increasing leadership opportunities for teachers and staff.
      • Work to build collaborative relationships throughout the District.
      • Provide opportunities for staff, admin and BOE to build effective working relationships.
      • Now, more than any other time, there is a need for trauma-informed strategies to operate as a well-functional school district.
    • Increasing diversity in all staff areas
      • Provide training and support for cultural responsiveness for all members of the Greenburgh Central School District community, including school board members.
      • Develop a universal set of protocols for how such training will be implemented.
    • Enhance social and emotional support to the school board, district-wide leadership, staff and faculty with an emphasis on coping with the COVID-19 health emergency.
    • Create/adopt and implement a tool for evaluating school climate for the 2020-21 school year that will provide data useful in promoting staff retention

    FOCUS AREA V: Fiscal Stability and Efficiency

    • Update 5-year plan:
      • Update and implement our five-year budget plan and determine the costs, benefits and limits of our cost savings measures.
      • Develop a five-year district-wide equipment plan.
    • Seek additional and/or alternative funding sources.
    • Prepare a consolidated annual financial report
    • Monitor and control budgetary modifications required to address the COVID-19 health emergency:
      • Determine financial requirements and feasibility of a plan to allow all students to participate in social-distanced full-time in-person instruction during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
    • Increase strategic partnerships and grant opportunities.

     

     

    2019-20 BOE Goals

    FOCUS AREA I – Update District Facilities and Technology

    Enhance facilities to ensure student safety, including control and monitoring of school entrances and exits, fund additional security staff positions, and provide additional security training to all staff by June 2020.

    Develop a plan to enhance district-wide facilities to improve educational programs. 

    Enhance district-wide technological infrastructure, update educational practices, and promote student innovation and use of technology (STEAM initiatives) in accordance with action step outlined in our NYSED 2018-2020 Technology Plan.

     

    FOCUS AREA II – Expand Stakeholder Engagement

    Enlist community and school stakeholders support for our plan to maintain and enhance our facilities as demonstrated by community response to ThoughtExchange. 

    Increase Town of Greenburgh Officials and Civic Association leaders and members’ outreach as measured by increased attendance and involvement in meetings. 

    Enhance social media platforms and implement SchoolMessenger to communicate effectively and efficiently with stakeholders. 

     

    FOCUS AREA III – Align and Articulate Curriculum

    Improve student achievement (Literacy and Numeracy) by 3% above the ELA 2019 proficiency rates, Grade 3-8, as measured by the Spring 2020 New York State English Language Arts and Math Examinations. Improve the Spring 2020 Fountas and Pinnell student instructional performance “Above” and “On” reading level by 3% over Spring 2019 Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 instructional levels. Improve Regents passing rates in all June 2020 Regents Examinations by 3% over actual 2019 performance levels. Improve iReady windows 3 K-2 results by 3% over window 3 2019 results.

    Develop a universal understanding of social emotional learning.

    Pilot programs to support the social and emotional health of students at Woodlands Middle High School and Richard J Bailey Elementary School in accordance with SED benchmarks for Social and Emotional Learning.

     

    FOCUS AREA IV – Stabilize Leadership

    Create/adopt and implement a tool for evaluating school climate for the 2019-20 school year that will provide data useful in promoting staff retention.

    Provide social and emotional support to district-wide leadership and staff. 

    Establish a culture of collaboration between school board, superintendent and district-wide leadership in an effort to foster trust, leadership development and appropriate communication protocols.

      

    FOCUS AREA V – Fiscal Stability and Efficiency

    Update and implement our five-year budget plan and determine the costs, benefits and limits or our cost savings measures.

    The Greenburgh Central School District will focus on developing a five-year district-wide equipment plan. 

    Increase strategic partnerships and grant opportunities.

     

     

    2018-19 BOE Goals

    FOCUS AREA I – Update District Facilities and Technology
    Enhance facilities to ensure student safety, including control and monitoring of school entrances and exits, fund additional security staff positions, and provide additional security training to all staff by June 2019.

    Fund and begin implementation of a plan to enhance District-wide facilities to improve educational programs. The Board of Education will support a Capital Improvement Plan to be submitted to the voters no later than March 31, 2019.

    Enhance district-wide technological infrastructure, update educational practices, and promote student innovation and use of technology (STEAM initiatives) in accordance with action steps outlined in our NYSED 2018-2021Technology Plan.

    FOCUS AREA II – Expand Stakeholder Engagement
    Enlist community and school stakeholders support for our plan to maintain and enhance our facilities as measured by stakeholder’s response to support a capital improvement plan.

    FOCUS AREA III – Align and Articulate Curriculum
    Improve student achievement (Literacy and Numeracy) by 3% for 100% of students for the academic year 2018-19 (Kindergarten-Grade 8 as measured by iReady Assessments and Grades 9-12 as measured by English Language Arts(ELA), Algebra Common Core, US History and Earth Science Regents Examinations).

    Support the social and emotional health of our students by implementing programs, professional development, and curriculum in accordance with SED benchmarks for Social and Emotional Learning throughout the school year.

    FOCUS AREA IV – Stabilize Leadership
    Create/adopt and implement a tool for evaluating school climate for the 2018-19 school year that will provide data useful in promoting staff retention.

    Promote diversity of instructional staff by advertising employment opportunities in a wide variety of venues and ensuring diversity in our hiring committees.

    Settle and ratify expired collective bargaining contracts.

    Engage100% of the leadership staff in training on culturally responsive teaching and effective development of staff evaluation.

    Create an exit survey for staff leaving the district and establish procedures for its implementation by June of 2019.

    FOCUS AREA V – Fiscal Stability and Efficiency
    Update and implement our five-year budget plan, and determine the costs, benefits and limits of our cost savings measures.

    The Greenburgh Central School District will focus on identifying alternate sources of revenue for the 2018-19 school year.

    Increase strategic partnerships and grant opportunities by 2020.

    Resolve outstanding financial issues with student activity accounts by June of 2019, and implement regulations to ensure financial discipline going forward.