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(845) 563-3400     124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
 

Our New Strategic Plan



OUR MISSION, VISION & CORE VALUES

 

OUR MISSION

 

As the Goldback community, we will educate and empower our students to build their futures and support their community.

OUR VISION

 

 Creating voice, choice, and opportunity for impacting the future of all Goldbacks.

OUR CORE VALUES

PRESENTWe are INCLUSIVE, everyone’s voice is heard. 

PAST: We are RESILIENT, bouncing back from every challenge.

FUTUREWe will continue to GROW together.

 

OUR PLAN

The Deputy Superintendent designed a process to create a new three year strategic plan for the school district. Many recent changes to the educational program in our district necessitated the need for a new plan:

  • Our new Superintendent has completed her first year and is prepared to share her long term expectations for the district, 
  • As we continue in a post pandemic environment the needs of our students, faculty, staff and families have drastically changed. The Literacy and numeracy readiness of a large percentage of our students has diminished. 
  • The capacity of our faculty and staff to address social, emotional, mental health and academic readiness is being challenged. 
  • Based on feedback from community members and families, we must establish a true commitment to transforming our district into one that will be recognized for high academic standards  as well as a highly competitive athletics and fine and performing arts program. 

The new strategic plan was created by 72 individuals from each of the following stakeholder groups: 

  • The Superintendent and the Executive Team
  • Members of the Administrators’ Bargaining Unit 
  • Members of the Civil Service Bargaining Unit 
  • Members of the Teachers’ Bargaining Unit 
  • Representative parents and guardians solicited by our FACE Department 
  • Community partners solicited by our Equity and Access Department 
  • Colleges and Universities solicited by our Superintendent

The team reviewed, analyzed and triangulated multiple sources of data that included: 

  • New York State Accountability Status and Indicators 
  • NYS Elementary and Middle School Assessment Data 
  • District Demographic Data 
  • NYS Regents Exam Results 
  • Social and Emotional Learning Needs 
  • Attendance 
  • ELA Standard Analysis 
  • Math Standard Analysis 
  • Strategic Planning Survey and Perceptual Data 
    • 112 Community member responses 
    • 123 Faculty and Staff member responses 
  • Student Focus Groups (44 Participants) 

 

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

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Goldback Standard #1
WE WILL

teach a parallel curriculum to general education classrooms in all special class environments. 
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 adopt effective practice supported integrated co-teaching models to be implemented across the district. 
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 provide professional development to teachers and administrators that will increase their capacity to support our English language learners. 
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explore the impact poverty has on improved student learning and adopt effective practices for lesson planning that will meet our students needs. 
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expand learning opportunities for students who would benefit from accelerated learning opportunities.

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Goldback Standard #2
WE WILL

recruit highly qualified teachers, staff and administrators that reflect the demographic makeup of our student body.
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assess the quality and implementation of the various performance evaluation systems for all teachers, staff, and administrators and annually review the data generated from each system to inform improvements.
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sustain effective teachers, staff, and administrators through the provision of professional development focusing on reflective practices, implementation of pipeline opportunities for advancement and new employee mentoring programs.

 

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Goldback Standard #3
WE WILL

achieve a 95% attendance rate for all students, teachers, staff, and administrators by implementing improvement strategies and incentives.

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Goldback Standard #4
WE WILL
 

focus on engagement defined as strong relationships between students, teachers, families, and schools and create strong connections between schools and the broader community.
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focus on safety, defined as school and school-related activities where students are safe from violence, bullying, harassment, & controlled-substance use.
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create a supportive environment defined by: appropriate facilities, classrooms that embrace clear and consistent expectations for behavior and actions to promote positive, prosocial behaviors, available school-based health supports, and a Code of Conduct that eliminates disproportionate treatment of our diverse population. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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SCHOOLS

Balmville
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Fostertown
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GAMS Tech
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South Middle
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