• Hicksville Public Schools
    2016-2017 Board of Education Goals and Objectives

    To continue to deepen our understanding of the measures required     to meet the unique needs of diverse learners striving for excellence through equity.  To ensure our programs are assisting students getting an early start experiencing an effective educational journey that allows them to meet graduation requirements college and career ready.
    • Implement the new district Pre-K program ensuring a successful transition for students
    • Implement the updated RTI (Response to Intervention) and AIS (Academic Intervention Services) Plan to meet the needs of all learners with emphasis on early intervention in literacy.
    • Explore and create curricular opportunities in STEM/STEAM grades K-12
    • Support and review the Special Education/PPS program and infrastructure to best meet the needs of students and families
    • Expand summer opportunities for all students (athletics, cultural arts, etc.)
    • Explore and make recommendations to better meet the needs of our graduates in college
    To advance essential programs supporting the adolescent learner at the middle school level providing the challenging curriculum, professional instruction, and personal attention and support that insures their academic and affective growth.
    • Include an advisor/advisee program at the middle school with the introduction of Home Base ensuring every middle school student has an adult mentor and advocate
    • Introduce and monitor the new science curriculum for grade 8 at the middle school to include Regents Living Environment allowing middle school students to gain high school credit
    • Monitor and implement the recently revised Middle School Frameworks curriculum
    To provide concomitant training to stakeholders involved in numerous district initiatives and areas of priority.
    • Facilitate training in such areas as:
      • Health and Safety strategies/protocols
      • Teaching to the Core (utilizing the latest techniques, best practices)
      • Early Childhood Pedagogy / PreK Instruction
      • Integrating the latest technology into Instruction and Administrative Operations
      • Literacy and Bilingual Education
    • Create a personalized professional development plan that allows for teacher choice and relevant application. To facilitate more turnkey training and formal / informal sharing of ideas between staff members.
    • Implement the District state-approved APPR plan in accordance with Section 3012-d of New York State Education Law.
    • Create a personalized professional development plan that allows for teacher choice and relevant application. To facilitate more turnkey training and formal / informal sharing of ideas between staff members.
      Implement the District state-approved APPR plan in accordance with Section 3012-d of New York State Education Law.

    To develop ever expanding, effective partnerships in, and with, the school community.

    • Convene and continue the Industry Advisory Board
    • Expand presence in community with posters, student art exhibits /work and community service that displays and enhances community pride and encourages a caring, compassionate, collaborative environment
    • Continue and / or build upon “communication tools” such as Supe’s On, Key Communicators
    • Involve community stakeholders in such areas as Finance (Audit Committee), Facilities (Bond Committee), etc.
    Complete Bargaining Unit negotiations which are already in progress and prepare for negotiations which will commence in 2016-17
     
    Protect the taxpayer investment in our facilities and provide students / staff with a safe, appropriate environment for learning.
    • Have the safety / security committee evaluate the immediate and long-term needs of each building and make recommendations to enhance a safe learning environment
    • Explore the feasibility of an in-house safety officer who can act as a liaison, provide hands-on training and oversight, and serve as a resource for on-going staff development
    • Expand and integrate advanced security technology
    • Form a Bond Committee of stakeholders to identity long-term facility’s needs
    • Develop a facilities plan that reflects the educational vision of the Hicksville Schools, accommodates new technologies, and facilitates current and best instructional practice and methodology.
    Analyze the constructs of the 2015-2016 long range revenue, expenditure and reserves plan as a basis for projections and the next 3 to 5 years.
    • Develop a fiscal plan that supports the recommendations of the Curriculum, Facilities and Safety Committees while remaining Tax Levy Cap compliant
    • Continue to work with Budget Advisory and Efficiency Committee to identify savings and reallocate resources where needed, to include the use of advanced technology
    • Explore opportunities to replace maturing debt and determine a funding level that will support the District’s long-term educational goals and preserve the taxpayer’s investment in the Hicksville Schools