2016 School Board Goals
Board Statement of Direction
The Seymour Community School District Board of Education recognizes the importance of technology in education, collaboration in education and community involvement in education as vehicles to higher student achievement. The Board of Education will continue to reach out and support the district in its integration of these vehicles as steadfast supporters to achieve the following goals:
Professional Expertise through Professional Development
The Seymour Community School District Board of Education will promote professional growth with an emphasis on professional development designed to enhance classroom practice. The Board will monitor this goal through documented faculty responses.
The Seymour Community School Board of Education will support the continued roll out of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System for Teachers and Principals. The Board directs administration, utilizing district resources and professional development to develop the system consistent with the strategies determined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Resources of the District
The Seymour Community School Board of Education will support the district's initiative to research and develop a long range financial plan in order to best carry out the district's ability to support programs given the diminishment of the State's financial support of equalization aid.
The Seymour Community School Board of Education will determine the financial needs of the district, communicate those needs to local citizens, and develop a process that will provide the Board with data to make a decision that may lead to operational referenda.
Closing the Achievement Gaps
Understanding that the Seymour Community School District has achievement gaps in our economically disadvantaged students and our minority students, the School Board directs the administration to target and lower the achievement gaps.
The School Board sets as its goal to decrease the achievement gap by half, as measured by the State on the District’s report card. Since the State is changing the tests, scheduling, and gap measuring formula, the School Board will monitor this goal no later than October 2016 and measure the goal against the achievement gap of the State. The School Board recognizes this goal may not be achieved in one year, but the Board will continue to monitor and commit what time and resources are needed to decrease the achievement gaps that exist in the District.