District Goals

District Goals 2023–2024:

  • By May 2024, we will implement a student advocacy program to instill in students the requisite skills and confidence to articulate their concerns, seek assistance when necessary, and engage productively with teachers, administrators, and students. To ensure the effectiveness and reach of this initiative, a minimum of 90% of students will participate in at least two interactive workshops emphasizing advocacy competencies. The impact of this program will be gauged through pre- and post-intervention assessments, with a demonstrated improvement in students' understanding of the self-advocacy content presented in the workshop sessions.
  • By May 2024, the school district will plan a comprehensive program that nurtures a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment for all students, staff, and administrators. This initiative aims to develop a holistic framework for enhancing school climate, specifically focusing on promoting the mental, emotional, and social well-being of the entire school community while minimizing incidents of HIB. The finalized framework will be ready for implementation in the 2024–2025 school year, fostering a positive and inclusive educational experience for all.
  • By May 2024, we will determine if there are financial and human resources to develop and implement courses aligned with student needs and district goals.

Board Goals 2023–2024:

  • The board leadership will continue to connect with the Closter mayor and council, members of other school boards, state legislators, and state-level leaders to increase advocacy and communication about school matters. 
  • The board will develop and articulate a vision for keeping our schools safe for all students, staff, and administrators.