FRHSD Unveils Five Year Strategic Plan at State of Schools Meeting
The FRHSD is focusing on bettering itself with the implementation of a five-year strategic plan.
The Marlboro Municipal Building was turned into a hub for all things related to the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) during the district’s second state of schools town hall meeting.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, groups of students from all six schools in the district were represented during the state of schools meeting. After an introduction from the Howell Jazz ensemble, Superintendent Charles Sampson began the meeting by talking about the future of the district.
“Tonight is all about what we aspire to be as a district and what we are actually accomplishing,” said Sampson.
Many accomplishments from all schools in the district were mentioned during the meeting, but the main focus was the future of the district with the explanation of the five-year strategic plan.
“Our strategic plan needs to reach each and every child,” explained Sampson. “The plan provides a lens on how we provided resources while staying within the two-percent cap.”
According to handouts from the meeting, the mission of the strategic plan is for FRHSD to develop global lifelong learners through a comprehensive educational program of diverse and enriching opportunities within a supportive environment.
In order to fulfill that statement, the district created three objectives and discussed eight strategies that can be used in order to achieve those objectives.
The objectives for the five-year strategic plan are as follows.
- All students will exercise citizenship in 21st century communities
- All students will sharpen habits for lifelong learning through discovery and development of individualized passions
- All students will exceed expectations for proficiency on local, state, national and international assessments.
To ensure that the objectives are reached within five years, eight strategies were devised and explained in the informational packets handed out at the meeting.
- We will guarantee a professional culture that is committed to excellence and the success of every student.
- We will implement an organizational structure that promotes collaboration, integration and continuity.
- We will build systems that guide students through the process of planning and achieving individualized goals.
- We will advance and maintain a forward-thinking technology-infused approach to learning and growing.
- We will implement and monitor integrated articulated curricula and programs that achieve the district’s mission.
- We will cultivate meaningful partnerships with communities near and far to provide for participation, learning, and career exploration.
- We will adopt norms and systems to achieve open communications with stakeholders.
- We will ensure a healthy safe and supportive school environment focused upon learning and growth.
“Our job as administrators is to build a support system that can help students who don’t have a parent advocating for them. We need a system that can help students, not get in their way and that is what we are trying to do,” explained Sampson. “It is easy to come into a place that isn’t performing so well and improve it. In a district like this, its difficult [to improve] but that is the path we are on.”
More information about the strategic five-year plan can be found on the FRHSD’s The Compass Project website.