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Board of Education Approves Five-Year Goals for Strategic Planning

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Following the recent presentation of the strategic planning committee’s mission and values for the district, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Board of Education approved a 2017-2022 Strategic Plan with goals for meeting the mission.

The goals were prepared at the June 13 board of education retreat and approved June 27.

The strategic planning process was initiated in October 2016 to create a foundation to guide the work of the district over the next five years.

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A 60-person steering committee was selected, information was gathered from community stakeholders and a plan was presented to the board of education in May.

The mission created by the committee states, “We will teach them One and All/Young to Old and Big to Small/Inspire, engage and educate/Improve our world and make it great/Challenge All to grow, exceed/So one day they will take the lead.”

According to the committee, the district will value creative thinkers who curiously ask questions, adaptable citizens, responsible collaborators, lifelong learners who seek knowledge and enterprising individuals who explore their own potential.

Strategies the committee developed include focusing on what is best for students, providing consistent programs, providing safe environments and regularly celebrating the achievements of students and staff.

The goals are all to be fully implemented by June 2022, which is the expiration date of the current five-year plan.

With regard to communication, the plan is to have created, implemented and annually evaluated a two-way communication system to allow stakeholders to contribute to the district’s mission.

For health and wellness, the district plans to have developed, implemented and annually evaluated programs to support health and well-being of staff and students.

For programs, they are going to create a data-driven multi-year process for analyzing current programs and aligning them to the most updated standards.

With regard to safety, the goal is to have refined systems and procedures to provide the safest environments in all district facilities and at events.

The next goal is on sustainability, and says there will be long-range plans for key areas, permanent annual allocations and a focus on responsibility to students and stakeholders with regard to creating a safe and welcoming environment.

Finally, with technology, the goal is to have developed a process for the most effective and consistent use of technology.

For more information on the strategic planning process, visit the district website at brrsd.org.

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