Montville Board of Education

2016-17 Goals

Goal: To engage in a cycle of continuous improvement to ensure all students are educated with high standards and achieve at the highest levels of learning in the Montville Public Schools

Board strategies:

Engage the greater community, town officials, parents and students through a communications strategy.

oNeed to ensure public support for education budget for passage.

oNeed to understand the financial climate of the Town and the impact to the taxpayers.

oNeed to have open communications and operations with other municipal boards and the community throughout the budget process

oNeed to communicate with the Town the importance of establishing the town wide capital plan committee.

oNeed to identify the necessary capital improvement requests and determine ramifications to the operating and capital budget. Need to inform the public of contractual commitments and obligations.

oNeed to obtain a long-term resolution for potable water for Montville High School.

oThe budget will include costs associated in providing communication to staff, students and the community regarding the Board’s policies and procedures.

Maintain a comprehensive K-12 curriculum and electives that link to personalized learning.

oThe budget will include existing programs and services.

§Overall certified and non-certified staffing levels will be adjusted based on enrollment and programming needs.

§Materials and funding critical to the development and implementation of the Board approved District Improvement Plan will receive the highest priority.

§Additional staff members may be proposed to address issues of student academic achievement and research based interventions, behavior, and student health, safety and security.

oThe budget will be reviewed and adjusted to provide administrative, instructional and support staffing, Pre K – Grade 12, to address student, program, curriculum, and supervision needs, as well as issues regarding safety and security.

oThe budget will include funding to provide adequate classroom supplies, equipment, and textbooks to support the educational program.

oThe budget will include funding needed to implement the District Improvement Plan.

oThe budget will include the necessary funding to meet the needs of the District's diverse student population.

Advocate for and consistently communicate the need for an adequate school budget at the federal, state and local levels.

oNeed to apprise the community about unfunded mandates which may necessitate increased budgetary requests funded through the operating budget.

oNeed to apprise the community about the status of the economy, including state budget issues, changes in world conditions and politics, which may impact the proposed budget.

oNeed to apprise the community about the continued reduction of Federal and State funding which may limit or reduce existing programs and services and will shift more costs to the local level.

oNeed to apprise the community that some items that impact the budget are determined after the budget development, such as reductions in grants used to fund existing staff and changes in the cost of the municipal employee retirement.

oThe budget will be developed to fund initiatives that continue to enhance the District’s reputation and to strengthen Board members' knowledge of trends and innovations in education by providing professional development. The budget will include costs needed to maintain the facilities (six schools) to ensure they encourage an environment that promotes learning and is safe for staff, students and community.

oThe budget may not be able to handle unanticipated emergencies considering that the District encompasses seven facilities, almost five hundred and fifty employees, and approximately two thousand three hundred students.

oThe budget will include costs associated in providing communication to staff, students and the community regarding the Board’s policies and procedures.

Explore ways to achieve efficiencies and provide for the equitable delivery of educational services.

oThe budget will include costs needed to maintain the facilities (six schools) to ensure they encourage an environment that promotes learning and is safe for staff, students and community.

oThe budget may not be able to handle unanticipated emergencies considering that the District encompasses seven facilities, almost five hundred and fifty employees, and approximately two thousand three hundred students.

oThe budget will include costs needed to allow staff to participate in programs that explore efficiencies and provide opportunities to work collaboratively with other Districts to achieve efficiencies.

Support the empowerment of professional staff and innovative initiatives.

oThe budget will be developed to support the recruitment, hiring and retention of quality professional certified staff and other support staff.

oThe budget will be developed to support professional curriculum development activities that align with the District Improvement Plan and Common Core State Standards.

oThe budget will include costs associated with the positive behavior support initiative (PBIS).

Promote all aspects of the Montville Public schools using available technology including cable access and the district website.

oThe budget will include the necessary training and resources needed to develop and maintain the District’s website.

oThe budget will include the necessary funding to maintain and enhance the technology in order to retain current students and attract new students to the District.

oThe budget will include the necessary funding to have a specialist prepare the District’s E-Rate application to help offset the cost of technology and cabling.

oThe budget will include the necessary funding to support District technology

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Montville Public Schools

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