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Board of Education District Goals for the 2018-19 School Year

2018-2019 Board of Education

As a strong, proactive school board we see and value the importance of goal setting, accountability, and districtwide alignment.  Together we have targeted four essential areas, and from there, created district goals that will be measured and revisited throughout the year.


Goal 1:  Academic Achievement and Program Excellence

The district will provide an engaging learning environment that promotes an increase in student achievement and engaging and innovative learning opportunities at all grade levels, for students at all learning levels.

To assure achievement of this goal Schools and or Administration will:
-Make sure that the needs all students on all levels are identified and addressed.

-Prepare data to support evidence of such improvement in all areas.  Data and supporting evidence will be presented at board meetings on a regular basis.

To assure achievement of this goal the BOE will monitor:
- Graduation rates on a year to year basis.

-  Academic performance compared to OCSD students prior achievement as well as neighboring districts and statewide.

-  Programs and opportunities provided that successfully promote social and emotional growth, character development, enrichment as well as remediation, engaging,  challenging, and innovative settings, a safe learning environment.  


Goal 2:  School Climate and Culture

The district will provide a safe, caring environment that models mutual respect,  with clear expectations. We will promote district wide pride, as well as the positive physical, social, and emotional heath of our students, staff and community.

To assure achievement of this of this goal the district will:
 -Create, show/explain action plans that target the understanding and addressing of mental health needs, as well as physical and social health of all.

-Create action plans and implement various opportunities for collaboration within the district as  well as the community.
-Work with all stakeholders to create opportunities for districtwide school pride.

To assure achievement of this goal, the BOE will monitor:

- Opportunities provided in schools and at district and community level for shared decision making, round tables, focus groups and district-wide collaboration.

-  Opportunities for student and staff voice to be heard and impact school culture

-  Evidence that supports promotion of overall health of students, staff and community.

-  Data that measures culture, such as but not limited to, various survey results,  opportunities for feedback, participation in events, attendance and discipline data.
-  Evidence that shows attention to the enhancement of districtwide school pride.

Goal 3: Collaboration Communication and Partnerships

The district will support and enhance all communication and relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

To assure achievement of this goal the schools and or administration will:
-  Create and present action plans that target these goals and provide date to support and present to the BOE on a regular basis.

To assure achievement of this goal the BOE will monitor:

-  The use of Facebook, our district webpage, and overall information provided to families and the community from our schools.
-  The integration of resources and services from the community to strengthen school programs and opportunities, and student learning.

-  Opportunities provided in schools and at district levels for volunteering,  decision making and collaborating with the community.


Goal 4: Operations and Fiscal Responsibility

The district will utilize sound budgeting and fiscally responsible practices that reflect the financial values of the community, while ensuring we provide strong educational programs, new innovative opportunities, and maintain safe and efficient facilities.

To assure achievement of this goal the school and or administration will:
-  Create action plans that target ideas for revenue increases and expenditure decreases.

-  Create strategies for use and optimization of resources and partnerships for enhancement of opportunities.

-  Communicate our districts long range plans and annual replacement plans 
for continual district-wide maintenance and improvement.

To assure the achievement of this goal the BOE will monitor:

- Evidence of the use of financial resources to maximize educational achievement, sustain effective programming, and promote an environment that demonstrates fiscal responsibility.

-  Fiscal issues to ensure the longterm financial stability of the district, including  management of fund balance and reserves.
-  Long range plans and goals, and the created opportunities for cost reductions and revenue increases.




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Dr. Dean F. Goewey, Superintendent

1 Buccaneer Boulevard
Oswego, New York 13126
Phone: 315-341-2000

our vision: fully prepared and life ready

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