Community Workshop on the Strategic Plan for Franklin Township Public SchoolsUpdate October 19, 2012 - On October 18, 2012 the Franklin Township Board of Education reviewed the Strategic Plan draft at the Board's regular business meeting. Two revisions on language in the Safety and Security Goal for year one were suggested to provide clarity. These were made and the Board of Education approved the Strategic Plan. Click here to view the Board approved Strategic Plan.__________________________________________________________________________________________Update October 15, 2012 - The Franklin Township Public Schools' Strategic Plan 2012 - 2015 will appear on the agenda of the Board of Education's meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2012 for Board discussion and anticipated Board action. Click here to view the Strategic Plan draft for Board consideration._________________________________________________________________________________________Update October 1, 2012 - Thank you to the 50+ individuals who participated in the Community Workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Those in attendance heard an executive summary by Superintendent Seto (powerpoint attached here) and were asked to form small groups to review one of the four strategic plan goals. Each participant was asked to list what they saw as the strenghts of that goal; the assets they thought the District had to support those strenghts; the roadblocks that they thought the District might face in implementing the goal and finally, anything that they felt was missing in the goal. These comments are posted to the left. After each member of the group discussed their answers, consensus items were reported out to all those present. Administration will review these items as well as those comments submitted via email at email@example.com or at the Administration Office. The deadline to submit comments on the Plan is October 9, 2012.___________________________________________________________________________________Update September 27, 2012: In preparation for the Community Workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Strategic Plan Goals are now posted. The Strategic Plan Goals overview page, to the left, contains background information and a link to a strategic plan goal document for each goal area.Paper copies of these documents will be available in the Business Office of Franklin Township Public Schools Adminstrative Offices, 1755 Amwell Road, Somerset NJ 08873 beginning on Friday, September 28, 2012.For those who wish to comment on the Strategic Plan but cannot attend the Community Workshop, please stop by the Adminstrative Office or submit an email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgWe hope to see you all on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria of Franklin High School!___________________________________________________________________________________Update - July 30, 2012 - On July 10, 2012 The Board Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee met to discuss next steps in the process. A copy of the Report from that meeting is posted to the left. Of note in the Report was the Committee's recommendation to hold a final community meeting during which a draft report will be presented to the public for final feedback. This meeting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2012 at 10 am. ___________________________________________________________________________
A Message From The Superintendent - updated July 12, 2012
The final Strategic Planning Community Workshop was held on Monday, June 11. There were approximately 70 individuals in attendance. The theme of this meeting was “Creating An Action Plan”. Small groups met to discuss each of the 6 areas of focus and come up with three suggestions in the areas of: Improved Student Achievement; Student and Staff Access to 21st Century Technology; Expanded Curricular and Extra-Curricular Programs; Improved Community Relations; Address Facility Needs and School Spirit and Pride. These areas of focus had evolved from comments made at the first two workshops. Once again the event, facilitated by Dr. Charles Ivory, was a very positive experience. The comments from this last meeting are posted to the left. I met with the Strategic Planning Committee on July 10, 2012 to discuss our next steps. The Report of that meeting is expected to be shared with the Board and the public at the July 26, 2012 Board meeting.____________________________________________________________________________________On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, approximately 70 individuals: six Board of Education members; District administrators and staff and community members joined with me in celebrating the positive in Franklin Township Public Schools. This was the first of the three strategic planning community workshops which will be run by Dr. Charles Ivory.On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 I joined with over 80 other individuals including Board of Education members; Township officials; District administrators, staff, parents, one student and other community members for the second of our three strategic planning community workshops. The focus of that meeting was our expectations for the future – where did we see ourselves as a district three years from now and in what specific area had we made strides which we could be proud of.