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Byram Township Schools Strategic Plan Action Plan 2014-2018 The following slides have been shared at the 2-24-2016 Board meeting and are presented here to the community to share what has been accomplished to date regarding the strategic plan action plan and reaching its goals. The strategic plan was developed by the collaborative efforts of school, parents, students, and community members. It represents a five year plan toward a vision of what the collective group determined to be where they believed the district should work towards and look like in five years. The plan is a living document and is an ongoing effort to develop and achieve was set forth by the committee.
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  • Byram Township Schools Strategic Plan Action Plan

    2014-2018The following slides have been shared at the 2-24-2016Board meeting and are presented here to thecommunity to share what has been accomplished todate regarding the strategic plan action plan andreaching its goals. The strategic plan was developed bythe collaborative efforts of school, parents, students,and community members. It represents a five yearplan toward a vision of what the collective groupdetermined to be where they believed the districtshould work towards and look like in five years. Theplan is a living document and is an ongoing effort todevelop and achieve was set forth by the committee.

  • Byram Township SchoolsStrategic Plan

    Action Plan Goals and Objectives2014-2018

    Update

    2-24-2016

  • Four Main Goals Goal #1: Student Achievement

    Goal Statement: Empower students to be passionate life-long learners who will achieve their highest potential, through rigorous and relevant learning experiences.

    Goal #2: Finance and Facilities

    Goal Statement: Develop a finance and facilities plan that promotes student achievement

  • Four Main Goals Goal #3: Culture and Climate

    Goal Statement: Enhance our districts positive learning environment to enrich and empower students as to meet the needs of the whole child.

    Goal #4: Communications and Community Partnerships

    Goal Statement: To provide greater opportunities for more communication and collaboration amongst stakeholders.

  • Goal Statement: Empower students to be passionate life-long learners who will achieve their highest potential, through rigorous and relevant learning experiences.

    Objective: Maximize instructional time

    Objective: Integrate technology to support student achievement

    Objective: Increase professional development for staff to keep them current on best practices

    Objective: Timely assessments to determine progress

    Objective: Identify student motivators

  • Objective: Maximize instructional time

    Schedules were looked at to maximize instructional time, less down time

    Classroom were moved to improve proximity for grade levels (5th/8th Science)(Moving rooms at BLES)

    Analyzed and evaluated programs for effectiveness

    Differentiation of instruction is being encouraged through professional development

  • Objective: Integrate technology to support student achievement

    BIS is 1:1 with Chromebooks

    SMARTboards in all instructional classrooms. All regular use, full classrooms have SMARTboards. The spaces without are some of the SGI rooms and speech.

    Old SMARTboards possibly being replaced with interactive TVs

    STEM lab up and running

    All teachers provided with laptops

  • Objective: Integrate technology to support student achievement

    Increased mobile technology more iPads, 5-8 1:1, 3rd and 4th have Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education. Provides our email, calendar, file sharing (google drive), etc. The student Chromebooks could not function if the students did not GAFE.

    Mass Media Class up and running, students creating video announcements

    Digital Library-the devices (Kindles) have been configured and loaded with some books. The devices will be rolling out within the next few weeks now that our new library software is functioning. Until recently there was no way to track the devices.

  • Objective: Increase professional development for staff to keep them current on best practices

    Teachscape training for teacher evaluations

    Math PD for Envision series

    School Climate Olweus at BIS and monthly student recognition programs at each school

    PD for New LA program at BLES

    Tech Training from outside vendor

    Other opportunities identified by staff

    Evidence Based multi sensory reading instruction Wilson Language Program

  • Objective: Identify student motivators

    Allow student time to engage in in-depth real world issues Interdisciplinary class

    Provide students with interest survey for possibility of future program/club offerings

  • Objective: Timely assessments to determine progress

    STAR Reading program at BIS

    DRA at BLES

    Benchmark assessments Language arts programs

    Envision Math

    BIS Interdisciplinary Period teachers to use benchmark assessments to design real world problem solving activities/assignments for students

  • Goal #2: Finance and Facilities

    Goal Statement: Develop a finance and facilities plan that promotes student achievement

    Objective: Find alternative location to open space

    Objective: Provide a full day kindergarten program

    Objective: Improve district technology

    Objective: Continue to re-evaluate school safety and security program

  • Objective: Find alternative location to open space

    Classes relocated to reduce/eliminate the use of open space

    Schedule created with shared classrooms where/when possible

    Possible reconfiguration of schools not necessary at this time

    Art room moved to industrial arts room which created an available room in the new fifth grade wing. 8th

    grade science room and 5th grade science classes moved to be closer to other grade level classrooms

  • Objective: Improve district technology

    Identified tech needs of district based on curriculum and instruction

    Investigated technology pricing and quality of merchandise for value and long term use

    Identified and discarded obsolete technology open space graveyard Govdeals.com

    Always exploring new trends, not fads in technology NJSBA, NJASA, Techspo

    Investigated audio needs in all classrooms

    Install audio enhancement system in classrooms not yet we would like to pilot in a few classrooms first

  • Objective: Continue to re-evaluate school safety and security program

    Reconfigured main entrances in both buildings

    Installed/Updated new public address system in booth schools

    Investigated need for additional security cameras in front of both schools showing parking lot, hallways in both buildings

    New door hardware in both buildings

    New school visitor id system in both buildings Raptor

    Meet with Byram Police Department

    Always looking to improve areas of safety and security , safety film for windows, new security technology

  • Objective: Provide a full day kindergarten program

    Rationale provided to BOE

    Cohort survival report from township used to predict future enrollment numbers

    Evaluated furniture and resources needed

    Kindergarten staff visited other full day programs and reported back

    Presentation given to BOE on full day program

    Full day kindergarten program on BOE agenda

    Implementation of full day kindergarten program

    Full day kindergarten is currently in place

  • Goal #3: Culture and Climate

    Goal Statement: Enhance our districts positive learning environment to enrich and empower students as to meet the needs of the whole child.

    Objective: Implement programs that help to connect all students and staff from grades Pre-K-8

    Objective: Develop programs, clubs, and activities for students after school that promotes physical, academic and emotional growth

    Objective: Increase cultural literacy and social responsibility through service learning projects

    Objective: Increase parent input and involvement at school sponsored events

  • Objective: Implement programs that help to connect all students and staff from grades Pre-K-8

    Olweus School Culture/Climate program

    Morning announcements being made by students, Mass Media studio, Facebook, Twitter, district webpage, email

    Student recognition programs in both buildings

    Connected Calendars Staff has shared calendars available to make them aware of activities

    Cross age experiences students working with younger/older students from other building

    Staff team building activities staff working together to accomplish tasks Columbus PD day

  • Objective: Develop programs, clubs, and activities for students after school that promotes physical, academic and emotional growth

    Student Government Student Council re-established

    Provide students with interest survey to develop desired programs after school & possibly during day

    Discussions about club interests

    Before/after school activities Fit Club at BLES, Environmental Club at BLES, Minecraft Club at BIS introduced since plan implemented

    Programming Club being considered at BIS

  • Objective: Increase cultural literacy and social responsibility through service learning projects

    Recycling Program - continuing

    PEER Leadership Program - continuing

    Student Council re-established

  • Objective: Increase parent input and involvement at school sponsored events

    Parent Programs: Technology Committee may be a part of Board Committees. New Technology Ad-Hoc Committee (may include students), to look closer at technology needsInternet Safety, School Climate Team, etc.

    Chrome Camp for Parents meetings held for parents

    SCIP (School Improvement) Team established in each school

    Student Projects/activities presented at BOE meetings by students

  • Goal #4: Communications and Community Partnerships

    Goal Statement: To provide greater opportunities for more communication and collaboration amongst stakeholders.

    Objective: To develop multiple means of communication and increase use of social media

    Objective: To develop a common electronic calendar including school, civic, and non-profit groups

    Objective: To develop and implement a survey to determine the needs and values of community members

    Objective: To create programs to benefit the school and community using results of the survey

  • Objective: To develop a common electronic calendar including school, civic, and non-profit groups

    Google Calendar Setup on website

  • Objective: To develop multiple means of communication and increase use of social media

    Introduction of Google Drive, email, websites, and Honeywell to keep parents informed of activities and events

    Increased use of Facebook and Twitter to communicate and share happenings in the district

    School Way App implemented

  • Objective: To develop and implement a survey to determine the needs and values of community members

    Parent Survey on School Climate - One was done last year and another is going out soon

    Community Survey on preferred educational workshops/training topics Special Education Department held a couple of evening events utilizing outside vendors

  • Objective: To create programs to benefit the school and community using results of the survey

    Develop survey and analyze results for possible new programs based on student interest To be done this spring for possible next school year implementation

    Create a regional parent/community group LAKES (Leading All Kinds of Exceptional Students) outside groups/agencies to provide workshops for community members Special Education Department was in the process of laying the groundwork for this group. We will need to re-visit

  • Thank You

    To be continued


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