District Goals 2021-2022
Goal 1: Provide a Safe, Inclusive, Welcoming Environment for All
Continue to implement the NY State Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Framework, District and School Safety Plans, Codes of Conduct, and the Dignity for All Students Act. By doing this, we will create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment that affirms the richness of racial, linguistic, gender, cultural and neurodiverse identities, and empowers students as agents of social justice, while reducing barriers to full participation in district activities.
Goal 2: Promote Community Engagement
Continue to expand and improve communication with parents and community members, by increasing the use of social media channels and promoting respectful, proactive, interactive, meaningful and multi-lingual dialogue.
Goal 3: Create an Innovative Written K-12 Curriculum
Continue the development of an innovative written curriculum that supports the NYS Learning Standards, PCSD Vision of Literacy, personalized learning, and includes the deep examination of the ongoing and historical struggle for social justice, affirms cultural and language diversity, and represents multiple perspectives. This curriculum will engage students to think analytically and creatively in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and STEAM so that they are prepared for college, career and global citizenship.
Goal 4: Conduct Productive Union Negotiations
Conduct contract negotiations with the PCT and CSEA such that the agreements reflect the interests and needs of the school district, community and staff.
Goal 5: Re-Establish Pre-Pandemic School Routines
Continue to modify organizational rules and procedures as may be required based on science, and medical necessity, with the goal of normalizing student routines and interactions. To do this, we will seek guidance from and collaboration with NYSED, NYSDOH and DCDBCH, and continue to apply our guiding principles of safety first, diversity of program, equity and transparent communication.
Board of Education Goals 2021-2022
Goal 1: Support the District's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy
Support, endorse and participate in specific capacity building training and community coalition building efforts, including conducting an annual equity audit, and designing and implementing a school and community-based Equity Council (CERAD). Utilize CERAD to inform the District and connect students with community members to increase engagement of under-represented groups.
Goal 2: Build a Sustainable School District Environment
Oversee the implementation of the community-approved capital improvements, with an eye toward safety, and staying on-time and on-budget. Through the selective reimagination of learning and athletic facilities, and the modernization of aging infrastructure, including new lighting, plumbing, and ventilations systems, we will improve the sustainability of our buildings by making them more environmentally responsible.
Goal 3: Budget Responsibly
Continue to employ an efficient and transparent process to develop a fiscally responsible budget for the near and long term, given the current economic climate and pandemic needs. Maximize efficiencies, promote innovation, and maintain or enhance the equity of programs and services at all PCSD schools.
Goal 4: Expand Applied Studies Opportunities
Support the ongoing exploration of innovative opportunities for all students, college and career-bound, to engage in a broad range of STEAM, career, technical and trade applications, in authentic 21st Century contexts.
Goal 5: Recruit and Retain a Highly Qualified Staff
Develop and implement multiple strategies to recruit and retain a highly qualified, culturally proficient staff with growing diversity. These strategies include personalized, relevant professional development, mentoring, recognition and incentives.