HOPATCONG BOARD OF EDUCATION GOALS
Approved on August 26, 2019
The Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent will design, and begin implementing a systemic and formal five-year PK-12 curriculum revision plan. The Board’s support of this plan will ensure that the curriculum is always innovative, reflective of current standards and best practices, and best prepares all students for success in college and careers.
The Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent will complete a comprehensive review of job descriptions and role assignments particularly as they pertain to District Administration and secretarial/support staff. The Board recognizes the importance of clear and streamlined processes and procedures among the administration and support staff, as well as carefully laid out transition and succession plans. T is the belief of the Board of Education that by meeting this goal a heightened focus can be placed on curricular initiatives aimed at student success.
The Board understands its role and commitment to the taxpayers of Hopatcong is to consistently improve education for the students within a financially prudent and responsible framework. The latter has been threatened of late due to the drastic reduction of State aid. Therefore, the Board of Education is committed to finalizing the sale of the permanent easement of the cell tower and completing the sale of the Hudson Maxim School. The Board intends to work with the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Business Administrator after the sales are completed to delineate the use of the revenue dollar by dollar. It is important to the Board of Education that the revenue be used to support academic initiatives that improve educational opportunities for all students.
The Board of Education believes in the importance of fostering a positive climate and culture among the schools. As such, the Board intends to champion initiatives put forth by the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent which support inclusivity and diversity. This includes, but is not limited to, support for programs that serve our increasing ELL and Special Education population.
The Board of Education will prioritize items delineated on the current Long Range Facility Plan, hire an architect of record for projects that require such expertise and, if necessary, add or delete items from that Long range Facility Plan as per discussion that evolves from the process.