District & Board Goals
District Goals 2017-2018
Goal 1: Continue to support the school district culture of a safe, welcoming and inclusive climate with a strong emphasis on effective strategies that support the Dignity for All Students Act by promoting activities that encourage anti-bullying, character education, student leadership, family engagement, and the implementation of District-wide School Safety Plans.
Goal 2: Expand methods to improve communication with parents and community members using multiple methods to promote proactive, interactive and meaningful two-way communication, including the use of 21st century technologies.
Goal 3: Continue the development and implementation of an innovative written K-12 curriculum that supports the New York State Learning Standards, aligns with District outcomes, enhances learning, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, and affirms multiple perspectives, while supporting all students, including multi-lingual learners and students with disabilities. Support the successful implementation of Project Lead the Way. Focus curriculum development efforts toward district-level improvement in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) to ensure that all graduating seniors have a diversity of options in competitive colleges and careers.
Goal 4: Provide all students at all levels with engaging, personalized and differentiated learning experiences. Support effective instruction with professional development and supervision.
Goal 5: Develop a vision of K-12 literacy practice that promotes increased reading across genres and disciplines and values student choice.
Goal 6: Successfully complete the required steps for the planned Capital Improvement Projects to take place during summer 2018 or sooner, and ensure their on-budget, on-time success.
Goal 7: Conclude contract negotiations with the Civil Service Employees Association such that the agreement reflects the interests and needs of the school district, the community, and the staff.
Board of Education Goals 2017-2018
Goal 1: Continue efforts to build a climate of mutual trust within the Board of Education and among the Board, administration, faculty and staff, town and village governments, district residents and community groups. Enhance communication throughout the District by using multiple methods of proactive, interactive and meaningful communication.
Goal 2: Continue to employ an efficient and transparent process to develop a fiscally responsible budget for the near and long term, given the economic constraints and conditions mandated by the tax levy cap, while maximizing efficiencies, promoting innovation, and maintaining or enhancing the integrity of programs and services at all the PCSD schools.
Goal 3: Expand the schedule of topical presentations with a focus on important educational outcomes for the benefit of the Board and community (for example, technology, curriculum development, student programs, etc.). Develop strategies to cultivate public engagement in these sessions.
Goal 4: Identify challenges and opportunities the district will encounter in the next five years, including declining enrollment, tax cap legislation, five-year capital project plan, promoting continued focus on safe school environments, positive employee labor relations and budget development. The purpose of this goal is to identify the areas of focus for innovative action planning, and State-level advocacy, in order to maintain and enhance the school program.