Previous Long Range Plan

Goal #1    Increase school system opportunities for student engagement and voice in his/her individual educational program.


Strategy #1    Explore the development of a personalized learning plan for each student within the system.


Strategy #2    Provide students, parents, as well as professional staff with a voice in the development of each personalized learning plan

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Create a committee to research information on individual educational plans for each student.  Establish the viability of implementing such a process.

 

Administrator(s)

Board Member

Teacher from

   PK-2

   3-6

   7-8

   9-12

   CTE

UMF

 

Establish the committee in the fall of 2012.

Report presented to the Board of Directors in December of 2013.

 

Provide access to district technology.  A budget to pay committee members in accordance with contract provisions.

Inevitable:Mass Customized Learning by Charles Schwahn & Beatrice McGarvey

Drive by Daniel Pink

Evaluation:    A report on the viability of developing individual educational plans will be presented to the Board of Directors with a historical perspective of what is happening in public schools and whether it is desirable to implement within Mt. Blue Regional School District (at what levels, involving whom) and budget estimate of the cost of implementation along with a time line.

 









 



Goal # 2    Expand opportunities for student achievement in all curricula areas.


Strategy # 1    Explore the advantages and disadvantages of a longer school year and longer student day.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

 

Form a committee  

 

 

Board of Director Member(s)

Administrator(s)

Teachers

Parents

High School Students

UMF

 

Spring of 2012

through the Spring of 2013

 

Evaluation:    A written report will be issued and presentation will be given to the Board of Directors in March of 2013.

 












 


Strategy # 2    Explore the role of rigor, relevance, and relationships in the development and implementation of educational programs. (3Rs)

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Form a Committee

 

 

Director of Foster CTE

Administrators

Teachers

Director of Curriculum

 

Fall of 2012

through the Fall of 2013

 

Willard Daggett’s work

Evaluation:    A report and presentation will be made to the Board of Directors outlining the role, measurement of success, and timeline across the district.

 



 










Strategy # 3    Create opportunities and build bridges with the business community to provide student opportunities for internships/co-op.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

 

Form a Committee  

 

Board of Directors

Director of Foster CTE

Principal MBHS

Guidance

Superintendent

Director of Curriculum

UMF

Community Member(s)

Adult Education

 

Fall of 2013 through March of 2014

Rotary

Franklin County Economic Development

Western Mountains Alliance

Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Association (Farmington)

Evaluation:    Present a report and give a presentation to the Board of Directors with suggested activities/opportunities for internships/coops.

 
















Strategy # 4    Examine and develop guidelines for optimal class sizes based upon national and international research.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Form a committee

 

 

Administrator(s)

Teachers

Parents

High School Students

Member(s) of the Board of Directors

UMF

 

Spring of 2012 through November of 2012

 

Evaluation:    Provide a written report and give a presentation to the Board of Directors in November of 2012.

 















Strategy # 5    Explore the model of small schools within a school.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Form a Committee

 

High School Principal

Director of Foster CTE

Director of Curriculum

Teachers

Guidance Counselors

Students

 

Fall of 2013 through Fall of 2014

 

Research information on the concept of “small schools” within larger schools

Evaluation:    Provide a written report and presentation to the Board of Directors on the viability and/or need for smaller schools on the Mt. Blue Campus.

 


 












Strategy # 6    Develop plans to assist students with transitions among schools.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Form a Committee

 

Administrators

Guidance Counselor(s)

Teachers

Student(s) – High School

Parents

 

Fall of 2012 through March of 2013

 

Evaluation:    Give a presentation to the Board of Directors in March of 2013 on current and proposed plans for assisting students with transitions among district schools. (Cushing 2nd to 3rd AHS; Mallet 3rd to 4th CBS; District 6th to 7th MBMS; MBMS 8th to 9th MBHS)

 


 











Strategy # 7    Develop strategies to increase appropriate roles for parents in partnership with district schools.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Form a Committee

 

Administrators

Member(s) of the Board of Directors

PTAs

Guidance Counselor(s)

 

Fall of 2013 through April 2014

 

Research models

Maine Parent Federation

Maine/National PTA

Evaluation:    Give presentation to the Board of Directors concerning strategies that have proven effective in increasing appropriate involvement for parents in partnering with district schools.

 


 

 

 













Goal # 3    Explore the role and place that “Global and Digital Citizenship/World-Class Knowledge and Skill” have within the district educational programs/instruction?

Strategy # 1    Fully develop the role of technology as an instructional tool at all grade levels.


Strategy #2    Expand teachers’ and administrators’ comfort and knowledge in the expanded use of technology in the classroom/school system.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Form a Committee

 

District Technology Manager

Technology Committee

 

Ongoing

 

Appropriate hardware and software

Technicians to keep technology working

Evaluation:    Give an annual report to the Board of Directors on Professional Development offered to staff and provide demonstrations with exemplars.

 



 









Strategy # 3    Reinstate elementary world language programs PreK-6.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

 

Board of Directors Budget Committee

 

Administrator(s)

Members of the Board of Directors

World Language-Teachers

 

 

Spring of 2014

 

Adequate State funding

Explore the concept of establishing an immersion program

Evaluation:    Elementary world language is reinstated in district elementary schools.  

 


 

 










Strategy #4    Encourage and expand green initiatives within the district.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

 

Board of Directors Budget Committee

 

Administrators

Members of the Board of Directors

Sandy River Recycling

Director of Support Services

UMF

Community members

 

Spring of 2014

 

Adequate State funding

Evaluation:    The Board and administration will encourage the expansion of “green” initiatives and support district initiatives in this area and provide funding to support this work.

 

 










Goal #4    Increase the role of education to create a comprehensive system of supports in the areas of student health, wellness and nutrition.

 

Strategy # 1     Work on further expanding the school nutrition program to increase healthy choices.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Assign to district Health Advisory Committee

 

District Health Coordinator

Health Advisory Committee

Director of Hot Lunch

Student(s)

Agriculture folks

Board of Directors Member

 

November of 2011 through September of 2012

 

Maine Farm Bureau

Department of Education – School Nutrition

Western Mountains Alliance

Jo Josephson

Tanya Swain

Evaluation:    School lunch menus will reflect suggested changes.  Class and district celebrations will provide healthy food options.

 

        

  

Strategy #2    Develop opportunities to educate, and work with parents on supporting families and creating healthy home environments.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Form a committee

 

 

Guidance Counselor(s)

Administrator(s)

Parents

School Health – Coordinator

Teacher(s)

Adult Education

School Physician

Children’s Task Force

 

Fall of 2012 through May of 2013

 

UMF

Private Counselors

Western Maine Community Action

Healthy Community Coalition

School Resource Officer

Parent Teacher Asssociations

Evaluation:    Report to the board on actions taken and planned.

 















Goal #5    Review, refine, and update the district mission/vision statement(s).                          

 

Strategy # 1    Review, refine, and update the district mission/vision statement(s).

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Form a committee

 

Goals Committee of the Board of Directors

Superintendent

Director of Curriculum

Administrators

Teachers

Parents

Students

 

Fall of 2013 through April 2014

 

Evaluation:    Review the current district mission/vision statements and revise as appropriate.  Submit the suggested revisions to the Board of Directors Policy Committee for possible board action.

 















Goal # 6    Continue current district initiatives to support students.

                          

Strategy # 1    RTI (Response to Intervention)

                        PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports)

                        PLC (Professional Learning Communities)

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Continue work on RTI, PBIS, and PLCs

 

Director of Curriculum

Administrators

Teachers

District Behavior Specialist

 

Begun in 2009 through July of 2012

 

District Behavioral Specialist

PBIS training (SYNTRO)

SWIS (School Wide Intervention Systems)

Evaluation:    An RTI plan is developed by July 2012 and it incorporates PBIS and PLCs.  Documentation of disciplinary referrals will be analyzed by building to see if a positive result is achieved.  The district-wide RTI plan will be submitted to the Department of Education and the Board will receive an annual update on progress on achieving goals.

 









Goal # 7    Continue to work in implementing standards-based curricula using State approved curricula.                          

 

Strategy # 1    Build on the use of Specific, Measureable, Accurate, Relevant and Timely (SMART) goals to support current district initiatives.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

 

 

 

Administrators

Teachers

 

Ongoing

 

Evaluation:    Incorporate the use of SMART goals in teacher and administrator evaluations.  Continuous monitoring will be done by Central Office Administrators to oversee the implementation of this goal.












Strategy # 2    Continue to build and strengthen formative and summative assessment practices across all curricula areas.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Curriculum Coordinating Committee (CCC) and Subject Area Committees (SAC)

 

Director of Curriculum

CCC and SACs

 

Ongoing

 

SMARTER Balance

CORE - ecurriculum

Evaluation:    Develop a written multi-year Professional Development plan for strengthening formative and summative assessment practices within a standards-based system.

 

 











Strategy # 3    Continue to use the Subject Area Committees and the Curriculum Coordinating Committee to move forward curricula development in all areas.

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

  

Curriculum Coordinating Committee (CCC)

 

 

CCC

Director of Curriculum

 

Ongoing

 

Money for professional development

Money for curriculum development

CORE - ecurriculum

Evaluation:    Transition from Maine Learning Results (MLRs) to the Common Core.  Published curriculum as transitions occur.  Develop a schedule for professional development for teachers to aid with implementation of new/revised curricula.

 








Goal # 8    Explore the value of establishing an Educational Foundation for the district.

 

 

 

Actions

 

Responsibility

 

Timeline Start/End

Resources Human

Material Fiscal

 

Form a committee  

 

 

Superintendent

Business Manager

Member(s) of the Board of Directors

Community members

UMF

 

Fall of 2013 through Spring of 2014

 

Legal advice

Evaluation:    Give a presentation on the viability of establishing and Education Foundation outlining costs and structure










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