Schalmont Advance 2018
Strategic plan serves as road map for students' success
It's easier to reach a destination when you have a road map to get
you there. For schools, that destination is having all students
graduate ready for college and careers.
For Schalmont, that road map
is an ambitious five year strategic plan, Schalmont Advance 2018.
The plan targets five strategic goals related to the areas of
academics, professional development, family/community partnerships,
safety, and business and support operations.
approved by the Schalmont Board of Education in March 2014, and is
continuously updated based on implementation.
The plan captures the mission of the school district,
identifying the current state and building from there.
It also identifies objectives and strategies needed for enhancing and
strengthening the district's existing programs and services.
- Accelerate academic achievement for all students by improving
student assessment outcomes and providing a coherent
standards-based curriculum and instructional program;
- Develop human capital and professional capacity by providing
quality research-based training and professional development
- Build community partnerships by using research-based practices
to engage families and other partners to support school
- Ensure safe schools by continuing to value and strengthen a
positive, safe, innovative and collaborative school and district
- Continue to support efficient, effective business and
- School officials established an Ad Hoc Technology Committee
during the 2013-14 school year in an effort to review the district's
current technology plan, research requirements to support the next
generation assessments and frameworks for instructional technology
for the 21st century, as well as revise/create a new information
communication and technology plan that aligns to these educational
shifts within a global society.
Safety Subcommittee on School Climate and Culture
- Creating a safer and healthier school
community is the goal of the districtwide Safety Subcommittee on
School Climate and Culture, which was established in December 2013
to take a closer look at all aspects of the school community to
determine whether enough is being done to address the social and
emotional needs of all students. The 30-member group of employees,
parents, students, and community members have been working under the
guidance of Capital Region BOCES CAPIT Prevention Coordinator Cathy
Welling to develop a plan moving forward.
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