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Goal Area #1 Curriculum & Instruction

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

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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.

ProgressMajor 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:

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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.

ProgressMajor 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.

ProgressMajor 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)

ProgressMajor 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: 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.

ProgressMajor 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.

ProgressMajor 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.

ProgressMajor 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: To improve cultural and climate

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

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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 other sports/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

ProgressMajor 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: Increase physical blueprint

OBJECTIVE: Accommodate the anticipated enrollment increase

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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

ProgressMajor 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
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