The Verona Board of Education is pleased to share this annual review of successes for our school district. We encourage all members of our community to take a moment and review the report as we reflect on our strategies, progress and student achievements.
In 2013 the Board and school administration brought together nearly 100 members of our community to create the current 5-Year Strategic Plan for our schools. We are gifted with a terrific community who support our students and schools. Staff, students, parents, township leadership, administrators, Board members, law-enforcement and others collectively devoted over 1,700 hours to this initial effort with countless others participating since then. We all worked together to hone almost 200 original action items into 6 main strategies – all captured in a single mission statement.
The Strategic Plan holds the Board and Administration accountable to our community for all our efforts. That plan is posted in every room, in every school building across our district to help us all keep focused on that commitment. It is a living guide we use to set all our annual objectives, to measure our progress, and to alter course when we find we must do better.
The current plan sunsets at the end of this school year, so we are bringing our community together this Spring to develop the 5-Year plan for 2018-2022. It is an exciting endeavor and immensely important, and I encourage you to participate in any constructive way you can.
Working with the Board allows me to interact with some of the most talented people imaginable – teachers, support staff, administrators - who are all devoted to the educational experiences of our students. In this annual review, we’ve summarized the impact of that devotion.
We hope you find the review informative and enlightening as we work together towards continued success.
President, Verona Board of Education