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District Goals and Objectives 2022-2023

 

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 mentorship, including 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 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
  • Host Parent Academy events to educate the community on programs and supports available throughout the district

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
  • Complete a review of curriculum (K-12) to ensure a rigorous academic program that is focused on developing the skills, knowledge, habits and attitudes that students need to be successful in their future
  • Embed strategies within our instructional program to help students develop proactive methods for supporting their own mental health and wellness
  • Develop standards-based grading practices at our elementary schools to best provide feedback about learning and academic progress

     

IV. FACILITIES

OBJECTIVES:

  • Evaluate district needs and identify priority items to fund through the capital reserves
  • Continue to focus on school safety measures that meet all recommended security standards
       

V. TECHNOLOGY

OBJECTIVES:

  • Implement 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