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2022-2023 Board of Education Goals

  1. By June 2023, the Board will negotiate successor collective bargaining agreements with the Franklin Lakes Administrators Association.
  2. Strategic Plan 2022-2027: The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will support efforts to conduct a strategic planning process for the purpose of defining the decisions and actions that shape and guide the future direction for the school district over the next several years.
    1. Hiring of a Consultant
    2. Committees of Diverse Stakeholders
  3. The Board will work to explore more opportunities to ensure a more effective and functioning board. 
    1. Improve committee effectiveness, transparency, and communication
    2. increase communication to parents and the community
      1. Website BOE tab 
      3. Board topic forum
      4. Board Meeting Agenda 
    3. Governance: improve the Board’s collaboration in order to facilitate timely and efficient decision making.
    4. By May 2023 determine whether to add a public question to the November ballot to decrease the size of the Board.
    5. Beginning January 2023, introduce updated agendas with clear protocols for both public meetings and executive sessions.
  4. The Board will support funding and policy towards innovation and the exploration of alternative ways of funding for the district.

2021-2022 Board of Education Goals
1.  The Board of Education is committed to support, through ESSER and budgetary funds, the development of programs and training of staff to support academic acceleration, social and emotional learning and career skill development.
2.  The Board is committed to support continual transparency and communication specifically in the areas of:
      a.  Board roles/responsibilities and recognition of staff/student excellence
      b.  Superintendent Open forums/Systemic Feedback
      c.  Assessment/Curriculum Transparency and Feedback
3.  The Board is committed to a shared vision/mission in which all are welcomed into a safe and inclusive learning  environment.  The goal is to be upheld by all stakeholders.
4.  The Board will transition its policy manual from New Jersey School Boards Association to Strauss Esmay to ensure a complete policy review and greater transparency.
2020-21 Board of Education Goals
1.  Engage the community in more robust forms of communication inclusive of website enhancements, social media platforms and district and school-based communications focused on transparency and relationship building.
2.  Engage students in the development of the Social Emotional Learning core competencies, including health, wellness and social awareness.
3.  Support staff and students in the continued implementation of 5-8 curriculum (enVision Mathematics) and initial implementation of the K-4 curriculum (enVision Mathematics).
1.  Hire a permanent School Superintendent.

2.  Settle the Franklin Lakes Education Association and Franklin Lakes Administrators Association Contracts.
3.  Continue to enhance community relations through website improvements and multimedia strategies.
4.  Maintain focus on student achievement in the classroom.

2018-2019 Board of Education Goals


The Franklin Lakes Board of Education will:

1. Support a smooth transition to Interim Superintendent for the District

2. Work to settle FLEA and FLAA contracts and improve morale throughout the District

3. Begin the process to hire a permanent Superintendent, and support the CSA process to hire a Director of Special Services
    and other key personnel positions

4. Enhance community relations through website improvements and exploration of
    multi-media communication strategies (Twitter, Facebook, board documents and policy platforms)

5. Maintain focus on student achievement in the classrooms