Kearsarge Regional School Board Goals
1. The Kearsarge Regional School District will
provide learning environments which: maximize the intellectual rigor of all
students in all areas, increase student interest in academic work, equip students
to address the complex intellectual challenges of authentic problems, and
provide regular feedback through various types of assessments.
- Kearsarge Regional High School
will implement a competency based education model with focus on: Project Based
Learning, Authentic Experiences, Performance Tasks, and Standards Based
- KRHS will review the program of
studies and assess the usefulness of the enrichment block for student learning,
remediation, and personalization.
- Kearsarge Regional Middle
School will make necessary preparation for the implementation of competency
based education during the 2017-18 school year.
- K-5 Science Curriculum will be
implemented; MS science program will focus on inquiry, consistency, problem
solving. STEM instruction and
Project-based learning opportunities will supported and expanded through the
use of Defined STEM software at the Middle and High School.
- Response to Instruction (RtI)
district protocols, practices, and resources will be utilized in grades K-10,
and reviewed for effectiveness.
Alignment of teacher schedules to enhance and efficiently target student
needs for RTI will be supported through the use of Enriching Student software
at the High School.
- Two K-5 Literacy programs
(ReadyGen and Journeys) will be piloted with a selection completed by the end
of the 2016-17 school year.
- Comprehensive Guidance Program
will be implemented in grades K-12.
- Implementation of ELOs at the
High School will continue with special focus on pilot program in partnership
with Dartmouth Hitchcock.
- The efficacy of common planning
time at all grade levels will be assessed. Viable options for increased
world language instruction at the elementary and middle school level will be
researched and assessed.
2. The Kearsarge Regional School District
will continue to implement the Supervision and Evaluation model for teachers
and administrators with focus on student achievement, improved instructional
strategies, and professional development.
- Teacher evaluation results will
direct ongoing, future professional development.
- Efficacy of co-curricular and
athletic evaluation tools will be reviewed, assessed, and modified as
- Updated language to the
Supervision/Evaluation Model will be implemented
- Student performance and meeting
of annual school goals will factor in teacher and administrator evaluations and
Kearsarge Regional School District, in order to ensure the quality of
education, will foster and implement effective communication among all
stakeholders, including district leadership, members of the faculty and staff,
families and their students, representatives of our community, and regional
colleagues in the educational field.
- Assess the district’s
communication strategies as they apply to internal and external messaging.
- Develop, implement, and
assess the use of targeted district strategies to enhance communication, including
School Board member communications with their respective communities.
- Utilize communication
strategies to convey the key attributes and elements of the Kearsarge Regional
School District, to celebrate the district's achievements, to increase collaboration
for enhanced professional practice, to collect and apply feedback, and to share
efficiently local and regional resources.
an Alumni Organization.
Kearsarge education branding and marketing strategies
50th school district anniversary
4. The Kearsarge Regional School District
will review, update, and support the long-range Capital Improvement Plan
§ Develop comprehensive plan for
Tech Ed., Culinary, Robotics, Engineering Labs, and Music/Performing Arts areas
§ Implement additional energy
efficiencies throughout the district
§ Install security upgrades in
§ Prepare Waste Water Treatment
Engineering and RFP for implementation during FY18
§ Develop consensus on viable
options for 1941 building
§ Replace plumbing contracted
services with in-house solution
§ Develop plans for sprinkler
installation for FY19
the creation of a trust fund for the purpose of addressing future facility
replacement and/or upgrade needs.
5. The Kearsarge Regional School District
will continue to promote and support a healthy work environment for all
employees through focus on improved efficiencies in the Human Resource and
and implement efficient Human Resource practices pertaining to hiring,
personnel maintenance, benefit administration, and addressing employee needs.
and assess the benefits of introducing the use of time accounting software in
available finance software programs to prepare for upgrade during FY19.
and ratify new PEAK agreement.
The Kearsarge District will provide an effective continuum
of individualized educational services for all eligible students (IDEA, 504,
Title I, Medicaid, other) in accordance with federal and state laws and
pursuant to the district’s best-practice expectations.
- Implement recommendations of
the FY16 special education review
- Develop a needs assessment for
expanded preschool services, and create action plan
- Integrate individual education
services, RTI supports, and regular education instruction
- Develop effective progress
monitoring practices, based on student data analysis, for use by special and
- Provide consistent in-district
program options for students with diverse educational needs