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2 THE PALMYRA SCHOOL DISTRICT Charles Street School Delaware Avenue School Board of Education Palmyra High School

3 PALMYRA BOARD OF EDUCATION NANCY BRETT, PRESIDENT KEITH AUSTIN, VICE PRESIDENT SANDRA CINTRON LORI GILMORE JOHN GURAL JOHN KAY HOWARD NORCROSS JOHN QUIGG MARK RUSSELL MARY ELLEN KNUDSON (BEVERLY REP) SCOTT WARNOCK (RIVERTON REP)

4 Mission Statement The Mission of the Palmyra Public School District is to work cooperatively with the available resources of home and community, including business and industry, to offer each child the educational opportunities that will enable him/her to function politically, economically, and socially in a democratic society and to fully facilitate their development within a safe and secure school environment. E d u c a t i o n Ta k e s Te a m w o r k

5 OUR COMMUNITIES 7,398 RESIDENTS IN BOROUGH OF PALMYRA (2010 CENSUS) 2,779 RESIDENTS IN BOROUGH OF RIVERTON (2010 CENSUS) 2,577 RESIDENTS IN THE CITY OF BEVERLY (2010 CENSUS)

6 BY THE NUMBERS Student Enrollment: 945 Free and Reduced Meals: 39.5% Special Education: 140 (15%) Student Enrollment: 960 Free and Reduced Meals: 42.4 Special Education: 166 (17%) Student Enrollment: 958 Free and Reduced Meals: 40.7% Special Education: 178 (18%)

7 ABOUT THE TEAM 142 district employees 10 administrators 91 certificated staff 41 educational support staff 57 staff members have a Bachelors+ Degree 44 staff members have a Masters+ Degree 1 staff member has a Doctorate Degree

8 OnCourse = Web-based student information system Web-based teacher evaluation system = Danielson Rubric and OnCourse data collection tool Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) = track student progress (Student Growth Objectives) District website overhauled = increase transparency and communication Infusion of technology and resources into the classroom = 21 st Century Learning skills Access to greater educational resources = supporting secondary sources for learning Student assessments = PARCC requirements

9 DISTRICT INTERNET BANDWIDTH 2012 INTERNET BANDWIDTH = 6 MBPS 2015 INTERNET BANDWIDTH = 100 MBPS **1,567 % INCREASE OVER 3 YEARS** COMCAST METROPOLITAN ETHERNET FIBER OPTIC CABLE

10 DISTRICT STUDENT DEVICES STUDENT DEVICES STUDENT DEVICES 379 % INCREASE OVER 3 YEARS

11 DISTRICT SMARTBOARDS CLASSROOM SMARTBOARDS CLASSROOM SMARTBOARDS 350 % increase over 3 years STAND-ALONE PROJECTORS FOR INSTRUCTION HAS GROWN FROM 1 TO 56 5,500 % INCREASE OVER 3 YEARS.

12 CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ENHANCEMENTS Programmatic Alignment to Common Core Standards NJ Performance Reports (report card) Achieve NJ (staff evaluation) PARCC MAP (assess student progress) Core Learning Program Study Island SAT Boot Camp Leveled Reading Intervention Program Increased VHS seats 30 to 60 Naviance Program (College Assistance) Targeted staff professional development Digital library resources Present Programmatic Con t Olweus (HIB awareness & prevention) Increased AP program/testing Spanish V, AP Calculus, AP US, many elective courses Student summer work program Increase in # of AED Textbook Series K-6 Language Arts series, K-8 Math series Algebra II, Anatomy, US History, 6-8 Social Studies, HS Enviro Science, World History, Grade 4 Social Studies, HS Language Arts, Spanish I, Accounting, K-6 World Language

13 CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ENHANCEMENTS looking forward Textbook Series Science Readers for K-3, and 5 Literature 10 & 11 Health, Science and Social Studies electives German I & II, Spanish II MS German & Spanish Pre-Calculus Curriculum SAT Math & Language Arts Prep STEM/STEAM (Next Generation Science) Computer Literacy Program (CSS) Computer Science Program (PHS) Read 180 Increasing course electives at PHS Co-Curricular Palmyra Players PHS Art Club Scheduled uniform replacements for Field Hockey, Tennis, and Basketball G&T after-school programming at CSS Programmatic Common planning time for staff Increased focus on data & instructional analysis Targeted Math and Language Arts intervention Development of district-wide writing standards Grading structure Increase student community service opportunities

14 ABOUT THE BUDGET Anticipated Budget: $16,644,263 Total Comparative Per Pupil Cost: $13,262 Information captured from the User Friendly Budget

15 Considerations Educational Enhance College and Career readiness opportunities Improve assessment scores overall Increase SAT scores Increase college acceptance rates Implement more diverse/specific special Education classes Expand STEM/STEAM programs across all grade levels Redesign the Gifted & Talented program for K-12 Mentoring program for students Specialized programming for At-Risk learners Development of multiple measures to evaluate and place students academically Enriching character and leadership courses for students

16 Considerations Fiscal & Plant Operations District operations costs Improving security of our schools General maintenance Facilities upgrades Technology: sustainability Self-funding programs Revenue generating programs: tuition based opportunities

17 Palmyra Public Schools Thank you for volunteering your time to help plan for the next five years! Brian J. McBride Superintendent of Schools William R. Blatchley Business Administrator

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