Strategic Plan

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Red Bank Regional School District

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Strategic Planning Process

Visioning

Beliefs; Mission Statement; Common Threads; Strengths and Challenges

Goal Area and Action Plans

Goal #1 Curriculum & Instruction

Goal #2 Community Engagement

Goal #3 School Climate & Culture Goal

Goal #4 Facilities

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

State of the Schools Report

State of the Community

Report What We Learned Today

Acknowledgements

The Red Bank Regional School District's Strategic Planning process, completed during the 2015-2016 academic year, could not have occurred without the support, cooperation and dedication of the following people and groups:

Red Bank Regional Board of Education

John Garofalo, President

Emily Doherty,Vice-President

ChristopherAlworth

Lisa Gilmour

Eugene J. Koster, Jr.

Randy Mendelson

Frank A. Neary, Jr.

Patrick Noble

Mehmet Ors

Thomas Pagano, Interim Superintendent

Christina Galvao, Business Administrator

District Personnel

Suzanne Keller, Internal Coordinator

Risa Clay, Principal

New Jersey School Boards Association

Kathy Winecoff, Field Service Representative

Mary Gassman, Field Service Representative

Theresa Lewsi, Field Service Representative

Gwen Thornton, Field Service Representative

State of the School Report Committee

Thomas McDonough, Committee Chair

Alan Choback, Committee Co-Chair

Risa Clay, Principal

Louis Dalpra, Athletics

Robert Donohue, Assistant Principal

Christina Galvao, Business Administrator

Dawn Kaszuba, Director of Guidance

Suzanne Keller, Strategic Planning Liaison and Supervisor

Thomas Pagano, Interim Superintendent

Sona Polkowski, Special Services

Adam Recktenwald, Supervisor

Susan Zielinski, Supervisor

State of the Community Report Committee

Kathy Horgan

Ann Roseman

Elizabeth McDermott

James Scavone

Rev. Terrence Porter

Donald Galante

Robert Neff

Planning Council Members

Kevin Benny Marianne Kligman
Carolyn Campo Annie Murray
Alan Choback Judy Noglows
Risa Clay Paul Noglows
John Daniels Thomas Pagano
Emily Doherty Sona Polkowski
Robert Donohue Marianne Quirk
Alitia Faccone Cathy Reardon
Donald Galante Adam Recktenwald
Christina Galvao Hannah Sauer
Jean Hartline Phyllis Sauer
Mary Kate Kane James Scavone
Mary Karlo Linda Schwabenbauer
Dawn Kaszuba Rick Van Loon
Jean Kelty Bruce Whitaker
Katherine Kerber Sue Zielinski

Action Team Members

Culture and Climate Committee Facilities
Rob Donohoe Tina Galvao
Lou Dalpra Sona Polkowski
Marianne Quirk John Daniels
Rick Van Loon Lou Dalpra
Marianne Kligman
Community Engagement Curriculum & Instruction
Suzanne Keller Risa Clay
Don Galante Dawn Kaszuba
Bruce Whittaker Adam Rectenwald
Sue Zielinski
Carolyn Campo
Katherine Kerber
Tom McDonough
Emily Doherty


Strategic Planning Process

Executive Summary


A. Educating the Board to make an informed decision


In June 2014, Mrs. Christina Galvao, School Business Administrator contacted New Jersey School Boards Association Field Service Representative, Kathy Winecoff on regarding the Strategic Planning process available through the Association. Mrs. Winecoff met with the Board of Education at the annual board retreat on August 06, 2014 to review the process.


The following information supplied to the Board of Education included a review of the following information and requirements:

    • commitment of time and resources
    • school and community level involvement
    • strategic planning to meet the needs of the district
    • the Board's role in the process
    • potential participants to be included in the process

On October 01, 2014 the Board of Education contracted with NJSBA for these services.


B. Planning


On October 23, 2014 the interim superintendent and the business administrator met with the NJSBA Field Service Representative, Mrs. Winecoff to review the pre-process materials including notices, invitations and internal coordinator job description. The Strategic Planning calendar was developed and methods of informing the community and staff of the upcoming meetings were determined.


The Board of Education contacted Mrs. Winecoff in November 2014 to ask that the Strategic Planning initiative be put on hold until such time that the teacher’s contract was settled.


Mrs. Christina Galvao, School Business Administrator again contacted Mrs. Winecoff of New Jersey School Boards Association on March 12, 2015 to let her know that the teacher’s contract was settled and that the board would like to go forward with the strategic plan. Mrs. Winecoff then contacted Mr. Thomas Pagano, Interim Superintendent to proceed with the process.


On March 30, 2015, Mrs. Winecoff met with Mr. Pagano to review the strategic planning process and develop a tentative calendar to begin the strategic planning process at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Winecoff then met with the full board of education on April 15, 2015 to review the process and answer any questions.

C. Staff Orientation

The staff orientation meetings were held on September 01, 2015 at the beginning of school staff in-service day. All staff members attended the session, including administrators as well as certified and non-certified staff.


As a result of the orientation meeting, the participants had an understanding of the strategic planning process and their opportunities for involvement. Volunteer sign-up forms were distributed.


D. Community Orientation Meeting


The community kickoff session was held at the board of education meeting on October 01, 2015. The community was notified through advertisement of the notices as well as by personal invitation by the Interim Superintendent on behalf of the Board of Education. Volunteer sign-up forms were available on the website and the all school district offices.
(Appendix A: Strategic Planning Process, Notice, Invitation and Calendar)

E. State of the School and State of the Community Information Committees


On October 20, 2015, Kathy Winecoff, NJSBA Field Service Representative provided information and training to the State of the School and State of the Community Information Leaders. The meeting included the distribution of material and a training component for completion of the two required reports. Training included guidance in the following areas:

1. Information needed for the State of the School (internal research)

2. Information needed for the State of the Community (external research)

3. Development of reports for the Planning Council Conference


Committee reports are included in the Strategic Planning notebook (Appendix B: Sample forms from Information Training packet)



F. Planning Council Conference


On February 06, 2016, Theresa Lewis, Gwen Thornton and Mary Gassman, New Jersey School Boards Association Field Service Representatives facilitated the Planning Council Conference. Outcomes of the conference included:

1. the vision of the future

2. development of the system of beliefs

3. review of the district mission statement

4. strengths and challenges

5. goals

6. strategies/objectives to accomplish the goals Outcomes are included in the Strategic Planning notebook.


G. Developing the Action Plans


On March 03, 2016, Kathy Winecoff and Mary Gassman, Field Service Representatives provided information and training to the Action Plan Team Leaders and worked directly with the internal coordinator to assist these teams to do the following:


1. identify the action plans needed to accomplish the strategies/objectives

2. select measures for accountability

3. present action plans to the Planning Council for review


Outcomes are included in the Strategic Planning notebook(Appendix C: Sample forms from Action Plan Leaders Guide


H. Review of the Action Plans


On May 17, 2016, Kathy Winecoff and Mary Gassman, Field Service Representatives facilitated the second Planning Council Conference where action plans were presented for review to do the following:


1. test the plan for validity

2. give feedback to the Action Teams

3. finalize the action plans with full team input


I. Presentation of Strategic Plan to the Board of Education

NJSBA Field Service Representatives Kathy Winecoff worked with the Superintendent and Internal Coordinator to shape the presentation of the plan to the full Board of Education on June 15, 2016.

COMMON THREADS
(Visioning)

Common Threads (Themes):

  • Articulation with sending districts
  • Facilities
  • Technology
  • Communications with alumni
  • Partnerships
  • Academies
  • Athletics/Co-curricular Activities
  • Leadership
  • School Pride -Spirit
  • Diversity
  • Financial Constraints
  • Community Integration
  • Student – Life/School Balance

STRENGTHS OF THE DISTRICT

  • Range of educational support
  • Academic opportunities available
  • Commitment of faculty
  • SOURCE (Support Services)
  • Extracurricular offerings
  • Academies(4-year)
  • Program Options (IB Diploma Program/AP Accreditation)
  • Alumni network
  • Diversity/acceptance
  • Reputation
  • Academics
  • Students
  • Parent Involvement
  • Student Volunteerism
  • Faculty/Staff/Leadership
  • Block Scheduling
  • Safe Secure Environment
  • Technology

CHALLENGES FACING THE DISTRICT

  • Diversity
  • Academic Gaps
  • Program options
  • Financing
  • Contract
  • Technology/Facilities/Infrastructure
  • Leadership
  • Parent Involvement
  • Community Involvement
  • Sports
  • Guidance Involvement
  • Students as resources
  • Community Gaps
  • ELL Population
  • Technology Literacy
  • Underutilization of community resources
  • Facility needs
  • Tuition Paying Students
  • "Guidance/Advisory" of students
  • Communication with Parents/Students
  • Rigidity of Academy Structure

RED BANK REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BELIEFS


We believe excellence in education includes a basic foundation, opportunities for all and preparation of each student to meet his or her potential.


We believe our children learn best when engaged by motivated and well-trained teachers in a nurturing and safe environment equipped with all the necessary tools to promote lifelong learning.


We believe the role of the community is to proactively recognize, embrace, support, foster, cultivate and celebrate the diversity that is the greatest strength of Red Bank Regional for preparing every student for the real world.


We believe the role of the parent / guardian is active engagement in the academic, extra-curricular and social/emotional development of the student.


We believe the role of the staff is to build relationships, impart knowledge, be passionate and committed, and model lifelong learning for students.


Red Bank Regional Public School District
Mission Statement

The mission of the Red Bank Regional School District is to ensure the academic success and personal growth of all students while developing a passion for lifelong learning.

GOAL AREA # 1


CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

 

Goal 1: Create additional 4-year academy (Allied Health, STEM Education)

Goal 2: Eliminate the 3-block requirements (VPA Vocal Instrumental)

Goal 3: Increase elective offerings and support for all students

Goal 4: Increase diversity of enrollment in high level courses

Goal 5: All students will graduate with completion of at least one dual credit, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate course

Goal 6: Create a Google school

Goal 7: Establish a freshman survey course (curricular exploration)

Goal 8: All students will graduate having participated in the Senior Option (internships, externships, school-based opportunities, Community Service)



GOAL:To develop additional 4-year academies (Allied Health, STEM, Education)

OBJECTIVE:To review, revise and update curricular initiatives for new Career Technical Education programs in alignment with state and federal standards and community needs

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Determine the impact course revisions will have on budget (new personnel, teaching station, supplies, etc.) Administrative team, supervisory group, Board of Education Curriculum Committee Existing and proposed budgets; current curricula; course of study guides; state DOE; existing staff with career experience; local potential partner institutions September 2016 Course of Study Guide budget proposal
Research the requirements and alignment of CTE codes and investigate local competitive options and viability of programming Administrative team, supervisory group, Board of Education Curriculum Committee Department of Education; existing programs; consultants; leadership in tuition and sending districts September 2016 Academy Proposal
Apply with the NJ DOE for CTE program approval. Administrative team Department of Education September 2016 - August 2017 CTE approval from DOE
Involve stakeholders including staff (certificated, educated professionals), students and community members in administrative decisions. Develop programs to increase student interest in new and existing programs Administrators, supervisors, staff, students, community members Surveys, faculty meetings, school visitations, open houses August 2016--April 2017 Enrollment
Development and revision of curriculum specific to the new CTE Supervisory team, Faculty Existing curricula, CTE program definitions, staff September 1, 2017 New and updated/revised curricula

GOAL: Review 3-Block Requirements for Visual & Performing Arts Majors

OBJECTIVE: Develop successful and consistent enrollment strategies for 4-Year Music Major Career Technical Education Programs

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Improve existing communication and recruitment strategies to educate sending schools, potential applicants and families about our programs and audition expectations. Create new connections to communicate with individual music teachers in public, private and home instruction to target future applicants. Supervisor of VPA Academy; VPA Staff; Building Administration Schools Visits, Presentations, Performances, open Houses, Regular E-mail and Phone Calls Spring 2016 and Ongoing Increased and consistent enrollment in Academies, particularly the Instrumental Music major
Review potential avenues for molding new in-house Majors through existing electives, ensemble groups or new beginner tracks. Survey in-house and new sending district students to assess interest level in learning an instrument or joining an Academy. If warranted, begin implementation of these new avenues Supervisor of VPA Academy; VPA Staff; In-House and sending district students Surveys for interest, Team meetings Spring 2016 and Ongoing Results are used to assess needs for additional elective opportunities or ensemble groups for beginners. Successful pathways for in-house students to enter the world of music.
Survey Majors regarding 3-Block requirements. Investigate other NJ Cte VPA programs Music Theory & Music Tech implementation for comparison. Supervisor of VPA Academy; VPA Staff Surveys and Research Fall of 2016 Conclusions are made regarding 3-Block requirements and are done in the best interests of students’ musical education, the preservation of our CTE status and our VPA staff.
Continue strengthening articulation of Music Theory and Music Tech electives via curriculum revision and investment. Supervisor of VPA; VPA Staff Curriculum Revision, Consistent investment in budget Summer 2016 Revised curricula resulting in consistent, articulated classroom instruction

GOAL: Review and revise existing course electives

OBJECTIVE: Expand options for students to meet graduation requirements while increasing student engagement in elective courses.

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Diversify English 3 and 4 curriculum Administration, staff, Board of Education curriculum committee, students, community members Surveys of all stakeholders; Core Content Standards; current course offerings; existing staff November 2016 (finalization of course offerings) April 2017 (enrollment and registration) Course of Study Guide Enrollment in courses
Assess current course offerings and student enrollment in those courses Administration, staff, Board of Education curriculum committee, students, community members Brief writing assignment in electives; surveys via core content courses; staff feedback and interest November 2016 (finalization of course offerings) April 2017 (enrollment and registration) Course of Study Guide Enrollment in courses
Investigate and utilize community resources to enhance elective offerings Administration, staff, Board of Education curriculum committee, students, community members Local businesses; staff members; community members Spring 2017 and ongoing Community involvement; number of outside speakers in electives; opportunities for contact

GOAL: Increase diversity of enrollment in high level courses and 4-year academies

OBJECTIVE:Increase enrollment of underrepresented populations in advanced level courses by the percentages stated below:

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Research enrollment for 2015-16 and 2016-17 Administrative team; supervisors Genesis SIS July 2016 Data
Develop programs for the sending districts and community/school resources (including parents, staff, students, etc.) Administrative team; supervisors; school counselors; RBR faculty; lead teachers Churches, community leaders, library, sending district faculty, community programs, RBR faculty Ongoing Program enrollment and participation; feedback from sending districts; program agendas and schedules
Develop webcasts and videos highlighting programs (for placement on websites) Administrative team; supervisors; RBR faculty; students; lead teachers Interactive Media program and students; MAC labs; school and sending district websites June 2016 Posting of webcasts and videos; number of views for each video
Develop a program for advanced level experiential exploration Administrative team; supervisors; school counseling office; RBR faculty; students; lead teachers RBR staff and students; master schedule; classrooms January 2017 Program schedule and implementation; enrollment
Explore and utilize pre-AP/IB training for current staff Supervisors; lead teachers School visitations August 2017 Number of staff members completing training;
Review and revise current support programs and develop new supports as necessary Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Current support programs; ScIP teams (RBR and sending district); community resources Ongoing Participation in supports; grades; enrollment

GOAL: All students will graduate with completion of at least one dual credit, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course

OBJECTIVE: All students will graduate with completion of at least one dual credit, AP or IB course

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Research enrollment for 2015-16 and 2016-17 Administrative team; supervisors Genesis SIS July 2016 Data
Develop a program for advanced level experiential exploration Administrative team; supervisors; school counseling office; RBR faculty; students; lead teachers RBR staff and students; master schedule; classrooms January 2017 Program schedule and implementation; enrollment
Explore and utilize pre-AP/IB training for current staff Supervisors; lead teachers School visitations; August 2017 Number of staff members completing training;
Review and revise current support programs and develop new supports as necessary Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Current support programs; ScIP teams (RBR and sending district); community resources Ongoing Participation in supports; grades; enrollment

GOAL: Expand access to internet resources to all students and staff.

OBJECTIVE: Create a “Google School” to facilitate internet resource access.

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Explore options for and implement Google Classroom and “Google Certification” Professional Development Technology dept; Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Google, Staff using online tools, Technology Dept June 2017 & Ongoing Successful Professional Development sessions
Collect data from existing Google Classroom and Chromebook pilot program. Technology dept; Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Google, Staff using online tools, Technology Dept June 2017 & Ongoing Successful data collection
Research other schools’ technology liaisons. Investigate the possibility of hiring an additional “instructional coach” technology employee. Technology dept; Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Existing NJ Google Schools; Budget Committee June 2017 Making recommendation for qualified Technology liaison.
Explore opportunities for town-wide wi- fi (grants, alternate forms of funding) to increase internet access. Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Sending districts, Town Halls, Internet Service Providers June 2017 Identification for funding opportunities; Plan for implementation.
Explore avenues for student device access in and out of school. Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Budget committee; Existing NJ Google Schools, Google June 2017 Recommendations for device access.

GOAL: Establish a Freshman Survey Course of Curricular Exploration

OBJECTIVE: Introduce opportunity for Freshman Academy students to investigate areas of focus.

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Solidify which of various areas of focus to be covered in this class. Conclude how many areas of focus would be offered in what time period. (ex. MPs vs six week cycles) Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Existing course of study Spring 2016 -
Spring 2017
Finalized structure and schedule
Review and revise existing curricula and develop new curricula. Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Existing curricula, Spring 2017 Revised and New Curricula
Implement Freshman Survey Course Administrative team; supervisors; teachers; school counselors; lead teachers Staff, Schedule, Supplies, Classrooms, Fall 2017 Course enrollment

GOAL: All students will graduate having participated in the Senior Option (internships, externships, school-based opportunities, community service)

OBJECTIVE: All students will graduate having participated in the Senior Option (internships, externships, school-based opportunities, community service)

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Review current Internship and “Senior Option” programs Investigate existing or potential external or in-house internship or service opportunities. Internship Coordinators, Guidance Department, Tomorrow’s Teachers program, Administrators, Supervisors, lead teachers. Existing Internship and “Senior Option” programs Community businesses and programs June 2018 Successful report of existing program to Curriculum Committee.
Explore potential structure and administration of these opportunities. Internship Coordinators, Guidance Department, Tomorrow’s Teachers program, Administrators, Supervisors, lead teachers. Existing Internship and “Senior Option” programs June 2018 Successful report of existing program to Curriculum Committee.
Establish a database of school and community partners. Communicate to stakeholders. Internship Coordinators, Guidance Department, Tomorrow’s Teachers program, Administrators, Supervisors, lead teachers. Potential community partners. Existing Internship and “Senior Option” programs Potential community partners June 2018 Established Database Marketing brochure
Investigate transportation options and methods of funding. Administrators, Supervisors, Business Administrator Budget, Community partners, grant programs June 2018 Identify available transportation options.

GOAL AREA #2


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT



Goal 1: Drive two-way interactive community engagement through use of the source, BUC Backers and a newly developed community advisory board that is equally representative of the demographics and array of resources available in the three sending districts.

Goal 2: Develop multiple avenues within each academy to facilitate students interacting with the community to share skills and gain perspectives.

 

Goal 3: Explore opportunities to leverage facilities within the community for extra-curricular programs.



Goal: Drive two-way interactive community engagement through use of the source, BUC Backers and a newly developed community advisory board that is equally representative of the demographics and array of resources available in the three sending districts.

OBJECTIVE: Drive two-way interactive community engagement through use of the SOURCE, BUC Backers, and a newly developed Community Advisory Board that is equally representative of the demographics and array of resources available in the three sending districts.

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Develop a community advisory board inclusive of the three sending districts-one parent and one alumnus from each sending district. Admin Team; Supervisory Team; Community Information Officer RBR Parent Organization; RBR Alumni; Community Stakeholders July/August 2016 Diversity of group; Equal representation of each sending district; Development of mission statement, goals and objectives; Consistency of meetings
Publicize creation of Advisory Board in local areas papers, on website , RBR Alert seeking- RBR Alumni and parent membership for advisory board Community Information Officer Media outlets
Social Media
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July 2016 Recruitment of Alumni and parents from each of the three sending districts; active participation on advisory board
Community advisory board develops sub- committee to conduct sessions each quarter with their district and middle schools to communicate information and bring information back to school. Community members Parent Group Middle School Admin and Parents Sept 2016 Enhanced questions and answers; flow of information and communication
Council member representation at Board meetings. Board member representation at council meetings. Board of Education Council members & Board members 2016- ongoing Attendance at meetings-successful flow of communication.
Advisory Board is a two way conduit to the Board of Education, RBR Administration and Community. Admin Team; Supervisory Team; Board of Education; Advisory Board Advisory Board Board of Ed Admin 2016- ongoing Successful flow of communication to

GOAL: Develop multiple avenues within each academy to facilitate students interacting with the community to share skills and gain perspectives

OBJECTIVE: Develop multiple avenues within each academy to facilitate students interacting with the community to share skills and gain perspectives.

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Engage volunteer groups from each town to present at school regarding opportunities, e.g. Fire Dept, EMS, and career options. Supervisory Team Experts in their respective fields Community Advisory Board 2016 and ongoing Volunteer groups presenting, internship programs for students, job and career opportunities.
Academy presentations to school communities, sending districts and governing bodies of each community. Supervisor of VPA Dates for presentations 2016-2017 Increased enrollment in Academy programs
Develop community outreach to the senior citizen centers and residences for community service and/or VPA performances. Community Information Officer Community Advisory Board 2016 and ongoing More VPA performances for seniors. Invite seniors to performances at the school.
Have monthly representation on local business boards e.g. Rotary Club, River Center, Chamber of Commerce, Little Silver Business & Prof Assoc Admin Team; Supervisory Team; Local Business Boards 2016 and ongoing Partnerships with local business and professional associations- mentors, internship opportunities, job opportunities, guest speakers
Have Supervisory team develop a list of goals and objectives to bring to the advisory group for support Supervisory Team Community Advisory Board 2016 and ongoing Support from Advisory Board- expert guest speakers for academies and assemblies

GOAL: Explore opportunities to leverage facilities within the community for extra-curricular programs.

OBJECTIVE: Explore opportunities to leverage facilities within the community for extra-curricular programs.

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Engage each town’s park and recreation departments to understand opportunities, identify liaisons. Athletic Director Parks and Recreation from each towns 2016 and ongoing Forming partnerships with parks and recreation for student job opportunities; community service and internships.
Create RBR Alumni Page Community Information Officer Social Media 2016-2017 Active Alumni page; recruiting alumni for advisory committee; guest speakers; mentors;

Goal Area #3

School Climate & Culture

Goal: Improve the cultural and climate of the school

Objective 1: Develop a student to student language and cultural sharing opportunity

Objective 2: Professional Development (PD) for teachers and staff to bridge language and cultural gap

Objective 3: Outreach, articulation and communication (leadership alignment) among sending districts

Objective4: Increase all BUC Pride – sharewins!

  1. Athletic
  2. Co-curricular
  3. Academic

Objective 5:RBR-TV

GOAL: To improve cultural and climate

OBJECTIVE:To develop a student language and cultural-sharing opportunity during the school day

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Study hall assignments that incorporate language sharing opportunities. World Language teachers ELL teachers I-Pads / dictionaries / Allocation for money/Monmouth University students Starting in the fall of 2016 with staff. Feedback from students/teachers Grades of students. Increased participation. Access scores
Field Trip to a cultural event ELL teachers Multicultural advisors Allocation of money for trip By end of 2017 Going on the trip

GOAL: To improve the cultural and climate of the school

OBJECTIVE: To provide professional development for staff to bridge language and cultural diversity

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Provide new teachers to RBR an opportunity to see the sending districts Principal Assistant Principal Time during the summer PD week End of summer 2017 Going on tour of the sending districts
Create a day that provides professional development with the sending districts. Superintendents of sending districts. Principals of all districts Calendar alignment Once a year starting 2017 Depending on the calendar days of the districts. Completion of professional development.

GOAL: To improve the cultural and climate of the school

OBJECTIVE: To align leadership among sending districts

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Twice a year have a joint (non-public) meeting between the boards of sending districts and Red Bank Regional BOE. Superintendents Time to coordinate a day Area for meeting Once during the 2016-17 school year. Continuing yearly Attendance of members of each BOE. Having the meeting
Organize an annual collective meeting for Principals/Superintendents across the sending districts. Principals / Superintendents Time to coordinate a day Area for meeting Once during the 2016-17 school year. Continuing yearly Attendance of members of each team. Having the meeting
Continue with articulation for supervisors with sending districts. Supervisors Time to coordinate a day Area for meeting At least once a year starting in the 2016-17 Attendance of members of each team. Having the meeting
Organize superintendent public forum with the community. Superintendent Outreach to community Use RBR alert to announce meetings. Spanish translation for written and electronic communication. Once a month starting 2016-17 school year. Meetings set up Attendance at meetings

GOAL: To improve the cultural and climate of the school

OBJECTIVE: To increase BUC Pride with students within the entire school

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Have a signing day that incorporates fall and spring sports. Athletic director Coaches Community Information officer. None Starting spring of 2016 and continuing fall of 2016. Signing taking place. Attendance of athletes signing
Create a BUC Buddy system that different activities/sports attend the events of othersports/activities. Coaches / Activity advisors None Starting 2016-17 Attendance at events
Create a student/superintendent summit with students from a variety of sports/activities/clubs/activities etc. to foster BUC Pride Superintendent / supervisors / activity advisors None Starting 2016-17 Attendance and minutes from meetings

GOAL: To improve the cultural and climate of the school

OBJECTIVE: To fully integrate RBR-TV as a tool in enhance our climate and culture

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
To wire cable from room 254 to the display TV’s that exist within the building. To wire cable to existing classrooms including the G and H buildings Technology staff Money allocated for wiring/cable/labor Closed caption in English and Spanish Summer of 2017 Summer of 2018 for the entire school Completed wiring and physical plan up and running
Use Interactive Media students to produce BUC News to promote activities/events/interviews to promote all cultural aspects of the school community. Media Teacher IM Supervisor None Fall/Winter of 2018 Shows are up and running

GOAL AREA # 4

 

FACILITIES

 

Goal 1: Increase physical blueprint to accommodate anticipated enrollment increase.

  1. Additional instructionalspace
  2. ADAaccommodations
  3. Technology

Goal 2: Renovate existing fields to improve curricular and co-curricular activities

  1. Artificial surface to stadiumfields
  2. Revaluate to realign fields & repurpose for TitleIX
  3. Add wirelessaccessibility

Goal 3: Connect and repurpose buildings “G” and “H” to improve accessibility for all
a. Add canopy or weather protection

Goal 4: Build a new concession stand and restrooms

  1. Increasesafety
  2. Increaserevenue

Goal 5: Increase wireless capability throughout the campus

Goal 6: Improve campus grounds with landscaping and building façade improvements

GOAL: Increase physical blueprint

OBJECTIVE: Accommodate the anticipated enrollment increase

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Conduct a demographic study of Red Bank, Little Silver, Shrewsbury populations BOE and representatives Referendum, Demographic Study June 2017 Complete Compressive study of projected enrollment growth
Compliance with ADA and Civil Rights Report Special Services, Maintenance, Superintendent Budget Bids, Fire Codes, Civil Rights Reports June 2017 Completion of the Statute Accommodations Compliance
Conduct staff needs assessment for additional instructional space based on the 21st Century Learning Guidelines RBR staff, Architect Current curriculum, Architects, Demographer Fall 2017 Completion of safe compliant institutional space recommendation
Increased technology presence to reflect new facility blueprint Technology, Business Administrator, Superintendent Funding, Site Survey, new facility plan Fall 2018 Technology to support the new facility

GOAL: Renovate existing fields to improve curricular and co-curricular activities

OBJECTIVE: The fields will accommodate all curricular and co-curricular needs

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
The stadium field will be resurfaced artificially BOE, Architect, EPA, Maintenance, Superintendent BOE, Budget, Bond Council, Lease purchase 1. Completion of purchase plan by Spring 2017
2. Completion of stadium by Spring2018
1. Approved purchase plan
2. Completion of field
Conduct a study to evaluate and repurpose the athletic fields due to growth of the athletic department and Title IX compliance BOE, Architect, EPA, Maintenance, Superintendent BOE, Budget, Bond Council, Lease purchase 1.Survey completion Spring 2017
2.Completion of the Stadium Field
1.Completion, analysis and approval of survey
2.Completion of fields
Maximize wireless coverage of field area BOE, Architect, EPA, Maintenance, Superintendent BOE, Budget, Bond Council, Lease purchase Spring 2017 (Concurring with all field planning) Wireless access availability

GOAL: Connect and repurpose buildings G and H to improve accessibility for all

OBJECTIVE: Weatherproof accessibility from main building to G and H

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Architect study BOE, Superintendent, Architect BOE, Budget Spring 2018 Approved architect study
Build a canopy Spring 2019 Completion of weather resistant canopy

GOAL: Build a new concession stand and restrooms

OBJECTIVE: Provide concession stand and restrooms

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Design and construct a concession stand and restrooms BOE, Superintendent, BUCBacker Budget, Plumber Fall 2020 Working concession stand and bathroom

GOAL: Increase wireless capacity throughout the campus

OBJECTIVE: To increase wireless capability throughout the district

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Upgrade wireless exposure throughout the district and grounds BOE, Superintendent, Technology Budget, Site Survey Spring 2017 and ongoing as time and budget will allow Availability of the wireless access throughout the district and grounds

GOAL: Improve campus grounds with landscaping and building façade improvements

OBJECTIVE: Update and renovate the esthetic appearance of campus

Major ActivitiesStaffResourcesTimelinesIndicators of Success
Make the campus more attractive BOE, Maintenance, Arborist, Horticulturalist Parent group, Budget June 2017 and ongoing Improved campus appearance
Invite the student clubs and activities to participate in the beautification of the campus Student Council, BUCBaker,BOE June 2017 and ongoing Improved campus appearance

Appendix A

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS

  1. Educating the Board to make an informed decision

    The strategic planning the renewal process requires a commitment of time and resources on a board, school and community level. NJSBA will meet with the board to provide an overview of the strategic planning renewal process to aid the board in answering critical questions such as:

      1. How does this process meet our needs?
      2. What is the board's role?
      3. Who should be included in the process?
      4. What does this mean in terms of time and resources?
  2. Defining the scope of involvement/responsibility(Contracting)

    Who does what and how much, are crucial questions which must be answered early in the process and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Pre-planning meetings with district officials to plan the process. The FSR will meet with a “coordinating committee” (e.g., the board president, superintendent, Business Administrator and other staff members as appropriate) to discuss the scope and details of the process, identify the groups to be represented and ways in which to select them.

  3. Planning

    NJSBA will work with the coordinating committee to assure that the process is in place, materials are developed and provided, and that the details for the planning day are clear and organized.

  4. Status of existing Strategic Plan, Strengths and Concerns

    In preparation for the strategic plan renewal, administration will prepare a report, delineating district accomplishments from existing strategic plan, strengths and concerns of the district

  5. Planning Day

    NJSBA will facilitate the renewal process in line in accordance with the expectations of the coordination committee. Products of the one-day workshop will include the following:

      1. Examine the relevance of the mission statement and beliefs.
      2. Affirm or revise the goal areas.
      3. Generate new goal statements and related strategies.
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  7. Executive Summary

    NJSBA will prepare for the board an executive summary that details the outcome the renewal plan.

 

 

OUR COMMITMENT
NJSBA brings to the process our proven expertise in strategic planning and our commitment to provide services to local districts combined with our experience in training and working with volunteers as well as professionals, and our knowledge of education throughout the state. Throughout our process we utilize our skills in:

    1. Consensus building
    2. developing effective communications
    3. strengthening engagement and involvement

COMPONENTS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING

The Time to Plan for the Future is NOW Be a Part of the Future of our Schools!
Red Bank Regional School District Invites Community
Members to Participate in Our Strategic Planning Process

 


Join your neighbors, friends, teachers and administrators to create a shared vision for the future of Red Bank Regional School District. Work with professionals to develop goals and objectives to move the district forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
We value your input!

Community Information Meeting Tuesday, September 29, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Red Bank Regional High School Auditorium

¡El Tiempo para Planear para el Futuro es AHORA!
¡Sea parte del Futuro de Nuestras Escuelas!

El Distrito Escolar de Red Bank Regional a los Miembros de la Comunidad a Participar en Nuestro Proceso de Planear Estrategias

Reúnase con sus vecinos, amigos, maestros, y administradores para crear una visión compartida para el futuro del Distrito Escolar de Red Bank Regional. Trabaje con profesionales para desarrollar metas y objetivas para que el distrito puede avanzar para cumplir con los desafíos del Siglo 21.
¡Valoramos su aportación!

Reuinión de Información de la Comunidad Martes, 29 de septiembre de 2015
7:00 p.m.
Red Bank Regional High School Auditorium

Dear Community Leader,

Your thoughts on the future direction of Red Bank Regional High School are important to the Red Bank Regional Board of Education. Beginning next fall we are going to initiate a Strategic Planning Renewal Process for our High School. The participants on this committee will comprise of community and school leaders. We will work together to identify both the strengths of our high school and the critical issues approaching it. The purpose of the planning is to create a vision of the future, develop a mission and identify goals needed to better prepare our students to succeed as they face the challenges of the 21st century. This group will meet for a one day strategic planning renewal day on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

We are inviting you to join us in this effort. We will be identifying our school’s strengths, the critical issues that we face, and ways that we can address those issues. We are inviting faculty and staff members, students, parents, community leaders and others to offer their thoughts, ideas, and hopes. We will work together in both large and small groups and our interactions and discussions will lead us to a document that will serve as a blueprint for the future of our high school. Moving forward the Board of Education will use this document or Strategic Plan to help in accomplishing our goals.

We are extending invitations to the leaders in our communities as follows (but not limited to): Principals, Supervisors, Teachers, Buc Backers Leadership, Municipal Leaders, Mayors, Borough Council Members, Merchants, Police Departments, Fire and Ambulance Departments, Ministerial and Rabbinical members, and Senior Citizens.

We hope that you will volunteer to participate and encourage others to do so. Please call the superintendent’s office at 732 – 842 – 8000, Ext.1-247 or send us an email at tpagano@rbrhs.org to inform us if you will be able to join us in this effort to assist in forging the future of Red Bank Regional High School.

Sincerely,

Thomas M. Pagano

Interim Superintendent, Red Bank regional High School

Appendix B

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEES

STATE OF THE SCHOOLS COMMITTEE

The committee will present its final report at the Planning Retreat. The committee will produce a report dealing with issues after researching Strengths, Areas of Concern, Helping and Hindering Factors in the schools and in the district’s internal environment The following are suggested areas to be considered:

Educational Program Technology Human Resources Finance
Facilities School / Community Relations

STATE OF THE COMMUNITY COMMITTEE:

The committee will present its final report at the Planning Conference. The committee will produce a report dealing with issues after researching Strengths, Areas of Concern, Helping and Hindering Factors in the schools and in the district’s external environment The following are suggested areas to be considered:

Demographics Community Factors
State Funding Traditions Political Environment - Local, State, Federal

 

 

 

 

 

 


RESOURCES

 

State of the School

NJQSAC Report / Recommendations BUDGET -- Current Year TECHNOLOGY PLAN
REPORT CARD FACILITIES PLAN

State of the Community

MASTER PLAN (including Planning Board statistics for proposed housing starts)
BUDGET
CENSUS FIGURES
IN-TOWN ORGANIZATIONS POLITICAL ISSUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


State of the Schools Committee

  • Characteristics of school and school climate–

What makes our district unique - why do I want to send my child here?
"Claim to fame”
Day-to-day feelings of students, parents, etc. Emphasis – education, standards of behavior, achievement, etc.
Responsiveness to students' needs - academic, emotional, etc.

  • Student performance assessments-

Formal and informal Standardized tests
Drop out rate 6 graduation rate
College acceptances: number, %, type of school Success of graduates
Honors awarded within school, community, state, etc.

  • Program-

Number and level of course offerings. Diversity of program
Standards and achievement Technology

  • Staffing-

Staff / student ratio Education preparation
Staff development opportunities

  • Resources; Finances-

Sufficient resources to support program /staff Sufficient resources to support growth Facility needs.

 

 

 


RESEARCH COMMITTES SAMPLE INFORMATION

 

State of the Schools (as appropriate) Curriculum Reports / Process Articulation Procedures
Personnel / Administrative History Line Chart
Sending / Receiving Information
Negotiations Information- Scattergram, Contract Students: Population Trends, School Success, College
Acceptances
ESPA, GEPA, HSPA, SATs
Drop-Out Rate Audit Report Budget History
Public Relations, Public Perception News Articles
Board Operations — Self-Evaluation Long Range Plan
NJQSAC Report

Appendix C

SECTION I

Action Plan – Leader’s Guide

How We Got Here

 

 

    • BELIEFS
    • MISSIONSTATEMENT

 

    • GOALS
    • STRATEGIES ANDOBJECTIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 


ROLE OF THE ACTION TEAM LEADERS

 

  • Coordinate the work of the action plan committee.
    • Develop agendas

 

    • Arrange the meeting dates, times, locations
    • Organize the work of the group -- divide responsibilities, assign recorder, distribute the minutes, do necessary follow-up

 

    • Facilitate group process / chair the meetings

 

  • Communicate between the action plan team and the internal coordinator.
    • Send internal coordinator meeting notices and minutes

 

    • Communicate / anticipate any problems or concerns
    • Seek assistance with problems you cannot handle alone

 

    • Deliver the action plans to the coordinator in proper format, with cost benefit analysis information
    • Be available on monthly basis for coordinating meeting between all action team leaders

 

  • Assist action plan team in meeting deadlines.

 

    • Develop a time table, or calendar for meetings and reporting dates
    • Set target dates for completing certain steps and make certain that the team is on task and on time

 

  • Present the action plans at the planning session.

 

    • Write a cover letter (executive summary) explaining the work of the team-- attach to the action plan forms and cost benefit forms
    • Make the formal presentation to the planning council

 

    • Be prepared to answer questions regarding the work of your team.

 



Action Plan – Leader’s Guide

Developing Action Plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ACTION PLAN

GOAL: OBJECTIVE:

 

Major Activities

Staff

Resources

Timelines

Indicators of Success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STATEOF THE
SCHOOLS REPORT


 


InsertStateof the
Schools Report


 


STATEOF THE
COMMUNITY REPORT


 


InsertStateof the Community Report


 


What we learned today!
Quotes from Volunteers

  • I learned that there used to be a freshman survey course to help students to decide what to study.
  • We need more communication between Red Bank Regional, Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury.
  • One “BUC”concept
  • That a roomful of stakeholders with different interests and agendas can come together with a unified plan
  • Red Bank Regional has “academies” within the school which allow for specialized courses of study
  • No idea Red Bank Regional had a TV facility
  • Learned about the possibility of creating a EMS/Cadet Program through the existing Red Bank Regional sports academy
  • I learned about new sports facility improvements
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