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District Goals

2019-2020 SCHOOL DISTRICT GOALS

As approved on June 24, 2019

Goal #1:

The superintendent will lead the administrative team in developing a comprehensive action plan to enhance the school district’s climate / culture and address identified issues of racial bias, diversity, acceptance and sensitivity. During the 2019-2020 school year, focus groups (staff, parents, and students) will be used to gain school community perceptions on diversity issues and cultural responsiveness training will be provided to the staff and students. The Administrative Team will participate in professional development pertaining to diversity issues. In addition, the “Wingman” program designed to enhance student empathy will be planned and implemented district-wide to enhance school climate / culture. By June 2020, data and feedback from the cultural responsiveness training and focus groups will be used to develop and implement school level action plans created by school based teams comprised of administration, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, Board of Education members and when applicable students.

Goal #2:

The superintendent will lead the administrative team and lead teachers in developing an action plan to guide the successful implementation of a district-wide initiative in Differentiated Instruction in grades K-8. During the 2019-2020 school year, a comprehensive integrated initiative will be implemented, including the use of differentiated instructional strategies and resources designed to support teachers to anticipate and respond to a variety of students’ needs in academically diverse classrooms, by leveraging data gathering analysis to modify the content, process, and products within their teaching.

By June, 2020, all teachers will have implemented strategies based on the use of ongoing, formative assessment, as well as maximum engagement, choice, small group instruction and modified instructional approaches linked to meeting diverse learners’ needs. Implementation will include the use of Lead Teachers to support teachers’ professional growth and provide coaching cycles, as well as the creation of a “digital differentiated instruction toolbox” of downloadable videos, resources, and artifacts designed to support the comprehensive implementation of differentiated instruction.

Goal #3:

The superintendent will lead the administrative team in developing an action plan to guide the successful implementation of classroom teacher websites linked to the Southampton School District website. Professional development will be provided to the teaching staff to assist them in developing and launching their websites. By June 2020, all teachers will have created a classroom website.