The Board of Education of the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District presented a list of goals for the 2012-13 school year at its first meeting of the new school year.
“Annually we develop goals that will be the guidelines for the district. It’s a set of broad over-arching goals that will define a complete educational program,” said Schools Superintendent Edward Kliszus.
- Implementing Common Core standards and developing curriculum and assessments aligned to these standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
- Building instructional data systems that measure student success and inform teachers and principals how they can improve their practice in real time.
- Recruiting, developing, retaining, and recognized effective teachers and principals.
- Continuing to advocate for the resources needed to address the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of our students in cost-effective, fiscally responsible manner
- Managing within the accountability regulations of Annual Professional Performance review legislations, Dignity Act legislation and the tax levy cap.
“There are goals, then there are sub goals and then there are goals below that. Everybody has a goal in this district, even the custodians have goals,” said School Board President James Dreves. “The very last thing on the goal list is most important, handling the APPR and the RTI and getting all of the mandates operating properly. All of those kinds of things are really important and if we can get them in order, I think we are going to have an extremely good year.”