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District Goals and Objectives 2021-2022

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The West Islip Community is committed to excellence in education through the establishment of an academic, vocational and social environment in which all children can learn and succeed. Our students will be provided the opportunity to develop their self-esteem and a respect for others while acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become responsible citizens in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to have students think in global terms and develop cultural sensitivity and an international orientation. We seek to instill in our students the ability to share their commonalities, celebrate their differences, and appreciate that learning is a lifelong process.

 

I. GOVERNANCE

OBJECTIVES:

  • Update policies and protocols as required by law and Commissioner's Regulations and NYSSBA recommendations
  • Provide first year Board trustees with information and training related to the business, finance and advocacy functions of the school district
  • Create a fiscally responsible and efficient budget that maintains and enhances the integrity of all programs in a manner that is sensitive to the financial constraints of stakeholders
  • Respond to pandemic and school safety and security-related matters as prescribed by federal, state and local requirements

II. COMMUNITY

OBJECTIVES:

  • Partner with community groups and stakeholders to support and enhance school programs
  • Utilize the district website, Facebook page and other social media to celebrate the accomplishments of students and staff
  • Continue to promote equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in the school environment by offering learning experiences and activities that embrace all students and foster respect and compassion for all

III. INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide ongoing professional development in the area of (1) foundational literacy acquisition, with a focus on structured, explicit and multi-sensory methods; and (2) identification of students who may benefit from this approach 
  • Conduct regular student assessment of literacy acquisition skills and provide intervention measures, as appropriate
  • Implement a mental wellness screener for students in grades 6-12 and the appropriate social, emotional and/or mental health support

     

IV. FACILITIES

OBJECTIVES:

  • Evaluate district needs and identify priority items to fund through the capital reserve
  • Convene a community committee that will make a recommendation about the future of the Masera Elementary School property
  • Conduct a safety audit to ensure the security of school sites and well-being of stakeholders
       

V. TECHNOLOGY

OBJECTIVES:

  • Update the district's technology plan to ensure a strategic vision, goals and actions that support student achievement and engagement through the seamless integration of technology into teaching and learning
  • Provide access to relevant and rigorous professional development to ensure educators and leaders are proficient in the integration of learning technologies
  • Provide learning opportunities for parents in the use of district technology and applications