Board Adopts 2019/20 District Goals

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Each year, prior to the start of the new school year, the Smithtown Central School District Board of Education and administration conduct an analysis of the state-of-the-district and based upon their findings develop goals for the upcoming school year. Educational programs, fiscal responsibility and student safety, well-being and achievement were ongoing objectives that all played a prominent role in determining the district's goals for the 2019/20 school year. 

During the Aug. 20 Board meeting, the following goals were adopted:

I. Housing
• Reconvene the Citizens Advisory Committee on Instruction and Housing with all stakeholder representatives to develop recommendations to be presented to the school community, detailing a long term, efficient housing plan that preserves the instructional program.

II. Comprehensive Survey and Assessment
• Conduct a comprehensive internal district quality survey of all staff members in November in order to assess the current state of our program and operations related to working environment, professional development, and curriculum and instruction.

III. Budget and Programmatic Growth
• Develop a sound instructional and operational budget at or within the tax levy limit. Devote 10 percent of the allowable levy increase toward incremental program growth.*
*This assumes no significant or unforecasted state aid cuts or increases in unfunded mandates, including but not limited
to increases in TRS or ERS contributions.

IV. Comprehensive Mental Health Initiative
• Convene a strategic committee to develop a comprehensive plan for K-12 student mental health support with input from administrators, school counselors, social workers, psychologists, professional registered nurses, instructional specialists and community members identifying short- and long-term training for staff, instruction for students, and resources for families.

V. Technology Integration
• Continue K-12 technology integration expansion to implement and infuse the most current instructional technology, including greater student and teacher access to devices, department-specific staff development, and increased instructional software access and support.