Mission and Goals

OCSD District Goals

Communication and Community
Implement an effective and efficient system of communication with parents, students, community members, faculty and staff.

High School
Increase the community involvement between businesses and the high school that will provide guidance to students in the skills they will need after graduation

  • Allow local business, in partnership with Oneida Schools, to develop framework of community outcomes for education to include the skills needed for success in future careers.

  • Create a career day with community support where students learn about the traits and key skills needed to be successful in future careers.

Middle School               
Improve parent involvement through increased communication, facilitation of activities/workshops and making resources to alleviate concerns regarding children’s educational experience.

  • Communicate with parents to provide positive feedback or other information.

  • Schedule/create conferences, newsletters, school website, workshops and Parent Advisory Group meetings to educate parents on a variety of educationally related topics, while creating opportunities for open dialogue for parents to share concerns/questions.

  • Continue to provide 6th grade and new student orientation programs for parents and students.

Elementary staff and administration will submit high quality, engaging news articles sharing academic and student highlights, for all grade levels K-5, special areas, and extracurricular activities for monthly district newsletter.

Provide all students with a high quality comprehensive education that prepares them for life, college, and career.

High School
Increase the number of students earning the required number of credits each year ensuring that they are on track to graduate in four years.  (9th grade- 5.5 credits, 10th grade- 11 credits, and 11th grade- 16.5 credits)

Increase the number of programs that would increase the at risk student’s achievement

  • Develop the key vocabulary that is needed to be successful in all curriculum K-12 and focus on these within the classroom. Example is word walls for K-12.

  • Develop a grades 7-9 program with community support that will connect students to technology skills needed for vocations.

  • Provide BOCES options to 10th grade students who are at risk.

  • Provide student internships for grade 12 BOCES students.

Middle School
75% of general education students will score a level of 3 or 4 on the NYS assessments with SWD increasing their performance by 10% on the NYS assessment.

  • Create parallel tasks for state assessments in math and ELA.

  • Use check for understanding through regular classroom formative assessments.

  • Contact parents daily.

  • Implement RTI strategies.

  • Meet with grade level teams and Student Assistance Team.

95% of students will pass their local assessments while also increasing their overall GPA by 10%.

  • Meet with grade level teams to review student progress.

  • Monitor quarterly progress (baseline & growth reports).

  • Communicate with parents regularly.

  • Schedule parent conferences for At-Risk students 2x year.

  • Meet with grade level teams and Student Assistance Team.

  • Recommend students to participate in Academic Intervention Services as needed.

  • Create Student Academic Plans as needed.

90% of K-5 students will reach set proficiency levels as measured by the district learning profiles (LP) for ELA and Math at each of the scheduled assessment intervals throughout the year.

Provide fiscal oversight for the District by ensuring financial resources are adequate to prepare students for life, college and career being respectful of the community’s ability to pay for education.

  • Develop a recurring 5-year fiscal plan that incorporates District’s goals while addressing fiscal sustainability.

  • Monitor fund balance and reserve levels to ensure District can meet cash needs without borrowing and provide for unforeseen contingencies.

  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations, including the tax cap law.

  • Develop contingency plans for severe fiscal stress that can be implemented within a two-year window.

Ensure facilities and vehicles are well maintained and operate effectively and efficiently.

  • Clarify oversight and responsibility for custodial staff between building principals and Maintenance Supervisor to ensure best possible utilization of resources and consistency in work methods.

  • Begin the process of cultivating a culture of accountability, assessment of best practices, enhanced communication and collegiality among custodial and maintenance staff as integral components in the pursuit operational excellence.

  • Utilize capital outlay project each year and plan a major capital project every 3-5 years.

  • Create a reserve for vehicle replacement for maintenance staff.

Board of Education
Increase the capacity to govern

  • Create a plan to the review of the BOE policies and finalize the review.

  • Engage in a BOE self-evaluation.

  • Create and implement a New BOE Member Orientation.

Increase stakeholder communication





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