East Greenbush Central School District administrators presented an updated version of the Strategic Plan Scorecard to the Board of Education at its June 25 public meeting, showing the status of 80 different initiatives within the district.
Some of the significant projects that were completed this year include: curriculum program reviews of Math, Art, Academic Intervention Services, and Health and Physical Education; rollout of the Lighthouse 1:1 Chromebook Program for students in Grades 6-12; implementation of the Raptor visitor management system to enhance security at school entrances; creation of new standards-based report cards for Kindergarten and Grade 1; development of a comprehensive plan for improved human resources management; and completion of a new long-range financial plan for the district.
The Strategic Plan Scorecard was created at the start of the 2017-18 school year as an accountability tool for objectives tied directly to the Board Goals, which are established by the Board of Education prior to each school year.
The 2018-19 Board Goals included:
- Maintain academic excellence
- Effectively deliver educational, human and fiscal resources to enhance student achievement and to ensure sustainability and future growth of the school community
- Continue positive collaborative relationships and communication with town, village, county and state elected officials and nonprofit organizations
- Cultivate a progressive, innovative and safe environment and culture for all students and staff
Beneath each Board Goal on the Strategic Plan Scorecard is a set of objectives and strategies with responsible stakeholders, measurable indicators, a timeline, their status and notes.
“The district appreciates the opportunity to demonstrate to the community the objectives we’ve accomplished each year through a summary report to our Board of Education provided during the last board meeting of the school year,” said Superintendent Jeffrey Simons. “The scorecard is also used as a tool to update and refine our plans for next year through planning which will occur over the summer and in early September.”
The Strategic Plan Scorecard is presented to the Board of Education three times each school year.
“Since implementing the Strategic Plan Scorecard, the community, staff and board can see more directly and clearly the depth and breadth of the work that is being done to support the mission, vision and goals of our school district,” said Board of Education President Michael Buono. “We hope that by sharing this information with our school community, people can see the alignment of our goals and objectives, as well as how we use this information to plan for the future needs of our district.”
View the Strategic Plan Scorecard (updated June 19, 2019)