District Plans

Board of Education

District Goals


STRATEGIC GOALS 2013-2018

The Piscataway School community will provide every child an education that ensures that he or she can pursue post-secondary education without the need for remedial course work.  This education will prepare him or her to succeed in our diverse society.

District support services, meaning all services outside the academic core, will be delivered on time and within budget, with 95% of our school based customers rating our service as satisfactory, including 50% rating service as excellent.

Despite dwindling resources, the Piscataway Board of Education will work to overcome the economic, political and social challenges facing our district and strive to ensure that funding and facilities are available to achieve our other goals.

DISTRICT 2017-2018 ANNUAL GOALS

1. Strengthen, empower and inspire administrative leadership through:
a. professional development in supervision, data analysis, performance evaluation, curriculum, and community outreach;
b. sharing and development of administrative best practices; and
c. supporting and encouraging innovation.

2. Enhance academic programs and support services that will inspire students to achieve their personal best, including programs such as ELA and Math Potential for students in 6th and 7th grades.

3. Expand technology action plan to:
a. offer professional development across all content areas and grade levels;
b. create and implement performance measures developed by a joint teacher/administrative task force to ensure effective district-wide usage of technology in instruction; and
c. educate students in the responsible use of technology.

4. In order to accommodate housing growth, by October 2017, provide the Board of Education with a recommendation that addresses future facility needs and upgrades, and implement plans adopted by the Board of Education.

5. Explore opportunities in citizenship education and environmental awareness through programs such as National Schools of Character and Sustainable Jersey for Schools.

BOARD 2017 ANNUAL GOALS

1.  Educate:  The Board will increase its level of knowledge related to issues and topics affecting public education in our community by continuing monthly Saturday work sessions to study texts related to education and to receive and review District updates.  Specifically, the Board will schedule additional training in the areas of Finance, Communications and Board Operations.  The Board will also schedule a minimum of 2 updates on the District’s progress towards the goals articulated in the Balanced Scorecard.

2.  Communicate:  The Board will improve communication:
With the Community by actively seeking Community feedback on the District’s progress, goals and philosophy.
With the Government by establishing an ongoing dialogue with local, state and federal governing bodies on issues affecting public education.
With local businesses, groups and organizations by seeking to promote partnerships that can benefit the education of our children.
By its members through increased Liaison attendance at school events, activities and meetings, and increased Board member presence at District events and activities.

3.  Unite:  The Board will continue to foster unity throughout our diverse Community by supporting established Board initiatives, such as Piscataway READS, continuing to grow new initiatives, such as YOU…I…WE Inspire, and encouraging participation in activities that bring all parts of our Community together as a whole.

4.  Inspire:  The Board will actively seek to promote a culture of inspiration throughout our District and among our Board.  The Board will begin the process of crafting a District Mission Statement reflecting our desire to promote this culture of inspiration.