• Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES
    2018-19 Board of Education Goals and Objectives


    Goal 1: Enhance communication with all stakeholders and promote BOCES as a service organization.

    Indicators:

    • By September 2018, the BOCES will provide information and training to all BOCES BOE members pertaining to any questions regarding BOCES communication venues.

    • By September 2019, the BOCES will increase overall participation in BOCES wide events and programs.

    • By June 2020, the BOCES will improve the component district perception of BOCES as demonstrated by a perception data survey designed for all constituents.

    Strategies:

    • Administer a baseline perception survey to all constituents.

    • Enhance Board to Board communication through visitations and meetings that build relationships such as:

      • Superintendent and Board member introductions and data gathering meetings

      • Walkthroughs in each building with introductions to all staff members

      • Welcomes and introductions of all new component district administrators

      • Invitations to all parents and students to attend BOCES Board meetings

      • Increase media awareness


    Goal 2: Guarantee sustainability of the BOCES to ensure our components continue to have needed support in a cost-effective manner.

    Indicators:

    • By September 1, 2018, the BOCES will provide information and training to all BOCES BOE members pertaining to any questions regarding BOCES sustainability needs and opportunities.

    • By September 1, 2018, the BOCES will provide information and training to all BOCES BOE members pertaining to the last three years of program enrollment and its subsequent staffing needs.

    • By January 1, 2019, the BOCES will align its long term educational space needs with its facility renovation plans.

    Strategies:

    • Analyze needs of future student programs and communicate those financial and educational implications to component districts.

    • Increase financial stability by examining and communicating improving constituent understanding of:

      • Long term plans for buildings and facilities

      • CTE and debt ratio to profitability of each program

      • Cost of benefits, i.e. insurance

      • Student interests and aptitudes in relationship to employment needs and projections


    Goal 3: Improve the BOCES staff recruitment and retention to better serve our students.

    Indicators:

    • By September 2018, the BOCES will provide information and training to all BOCES BOE members pertaining to any questions regarding BOCES retention challenges and opportunities.

    • By June 2019, the BOCES will increase the overall staff retention by 25%.

    Strategies:

    • Determine baseline retention rate over the past three years, broken down into categories of administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and all other staff.

    • Continue to support the Mentoring Coordinator in the development of the Mentoring and Induction program.

    • Provide opportunities for professional growth and development at all levels of the organization.

    • Implement exit interviews for all exiting staff to determine reasons for leaving (money, culture, travel).

    • Talk with business community to gather additional ideas leading to staff retention.