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Strategic Planning for Equity and Excellence

We will be presenting a session titled "Strategic Planning for Equity and Excellence" at the American Association of School Administrator's annual national conference in February, 2015. This session will detail our efforts over the past several years to institutionalize equity and the ensure that all students have the opportunity to pursue rigorous courses aligned to their passions.

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Looking Forward to the Middle States Visitation

During the course of the 2014-2015 school year, the Freehold Regional High School District engaged in a comprehensive self-study aligned to the district strategic plan in preparation for this December’s validation team visit from The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools - Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). To guide our efforts, our district adhered to the MSA-CESS Excellence by Design accreditation protocol for school systems.

Seeking Feedback on Our Objectives

The System and School Planning Teams have collectively developed three student performance objectives that will drive our action planning as we continue to progress through our Middle States self-study and accreditation process. Please take a few moments of your time to provide us your feedback by completing this very short survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JBJBXZX

-Middle States Internal Coordinators

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Initiative Framework

The Compass Advisory Panel is a unique feature of our strategic plan. Its charges are to ensure fidelity to the plan in any new initiative that arises over the course of the plan's life, to serve as a clearinghouse of resources, and to guide evaluation of plan initiatives. Over the course of the 2012/2013 school year, it has deliberated over an "initiative framework," a guiding document that governs the implementation of initiatives by setting required steps. Click here to access this document.

Reflections on lessons and conversations ...

Not quite spring, still quite a chill in the air. Parents, community members and educators gather to discuss shared priorities for the education of children. Their children. Panelists speak. Discussion ensues. Refreshments and videos. It ends.

Was that our February 27 Town Hall meeting? In one sense, it was. It approached. It happened. It's now behind us.

Of Metaphors and Milestones

We're proud to unveil results and plan abstracts beneath each of our eight strategies. You'll now find a "Plan" section at the top of this and every page of this web site. Click on that link and you can read specifics on what we will do over the next five years. As we go, you'll be able to track our progress.

Old Missions, New Realities

As we digest feedback into our latest framework proposal, we've had to respond to a perceived tension between the time-honored mission of American public education and the realities of the 21st century. We find, however, that this isn't a tension at all.

Your Voice

Steve Jobs beautifully summarized the importance of finding our voice and how difficult it may become to be true to the path that voice places us upon in life. He noted: Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Clarity of Purpose

Our first public vetting of the draft version of core components of our Strategic Plan-The Mission, Objectives, Strategies and Core Values-occurred last week during the second meeting of the Community Relations Committee. This group of volunteers, with Board of Education representation, has been utilized as a parallel feedback loop throughout the initial stages of plan development. The evening opened with an overview presentation of the formation and work of the Internal Steering Committee.

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