Board of Education Goals 2016-2017
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:
- Support a developmentally-appropriate curriculum that supports learning and teaching as defined by the Commack UFSD.
- Provide essential learning opportunities that impart student understanding of how their actions and words affect others in person and online.
- Promote the concept that student assessment, both formative and summative, must support learning and guide instructional practices.
- Support the continued expansion and acceleration of the curriculum alignment and articulation process in Grades Kindergarten through 12 in support of increased student achievement in an already high-performing district.
- Continue to develop a diverse learning program at the secondary school rich with a variety of opportunities in which all student can be provided access and choice.
District Business and Operations:
- Continue to develop a fiscally-conservative budget that maintains the integrity of Commack’s programs and aligns with the community’s fiscal and academic expectations.
- Continue to utilize a long-term planning process to assure fiscal stability.
- Seek to increase revenues collaboratively with local and state officials and related organizations.
- Continue to maintain and improve the facilities of the District through energy efficiency programs and other capital improvement funds.
- Provide guidance to its collective bargaining team to create conditions that support high-level performance, including teaching and learning, while simultaneously aligning to short- and long-term fiscal goals.
- Support the acquisition and maintenance of a high-quality teaching and administrative staff by providing the necessary support in the form of ongoing professional learning opportunities.
Security and Technology:
- Continue to plan for enhancements to the District’s technological infrastructure and structures while evaluating current and future instructional, administrative, and security technology with a focus on student privacy.
- Evaluate the use of instructional technology in the classroom and its ability to enhance teaching and learning and continuously inform parents of the District progress.
Public Relations, Communication, and Educational Advocacy:
- Continue to advocate for assessment protocols for students that are developmentally appropriate, scheduled at instructionally-appropriate intervals, and that are designed to support student learning and enhanced classroom practice.
- Continue to advocate for legislation that supports long-term fiscal stability.
- Continue to advocate for the mitigation of unfunded mandates, both current and future.
- Continue to improve the District’s public relations and communications procedures to ensure effective and timely communication with students, parents, and the community-at-large.
New York State School Board Association
To write to the Board of Education:
Commack Union Free School District
P.O. Box 150
Commack, NY 11725
By telephone: (631) 912-2055