Five goals will help set the priorities and determine direction for the Waterville Central School District in 2023-24.
WCS Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Spring reviewed the goals at last week’s Board of Education meeting. The goals were set with input from staff, students, Board members and administrators, and feedback from the community over the last school year.
The first goal, Spring said, is to address learning gaps while fostering student academic growth. Steps planned for this include aligning the curriculum with standards, a teacher partnership with Holland Patent for secondary ELA curriculum and elevating the focus and use of data.
The second priority is enhancing the social and emotional wellness of students and staff. Spring said the plan of Listening, Learning and Leading will include looking at the grading system and how classes are ranked, adding student representatives to attend Board meetings and also be part of the Grading, Safety and Wellness committees.
The Board will vote on doing this at their next meeting this month. Applications will be taken and a junior and senior chosen to attend BOE meetings.
Enhancing opportunities for post-secondary success is the third goal. STEAM programs at all grade levels will be strengthened as well as the counseling program. The Farm to School program at Memorial Park School will be expanded and include a garden.
Communication enhancement is the fourth goal. Forming a partnership with…