OCM BOCES Mission Statement: Committed To Your Success
The Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES exists to develop and provide educational programs and services of the highest quality for the component school districts and the community.
OCM BOCES Goals for 2012-2013
2012-2013 Goals and Targets
Literacy: Improve the literacy of students in BOCES student programs and in the supervisory district by establishing a culture that supports literacy.
1. All instructional staff will understand the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and will implement strategies to enhance the skills of the students.
2. An improvement in students’ writing skills, with a focus on writing to inform or make an argument, as defined by the CCLS, will occur across all student programs at OCM BOCES.
3. Data provided from the assessment tools will be used to monitor progress.
4. Support for implementation of CCLS in OCM BOCES and our school districts will be provided through research-based professional development for teachers and leaders in the area of literacy instruction.
5. Support of literacy will be present across the organization as evidenced by staff members across OCM BOCES engaging in professional learning that may include book reads, technical literacy training, and access to professional learning libraries for departments.
Student Programs: Develop and enhance programs for students that prepare them for the skills they will need for post-secondary education, military service, training or the workforce.
1. Student achievement in career and technical education programs will improve as evidenced by increasing to 80% the number of students passing career and technical assessments.
2. Program offerings will be expanded for secondary students and adults through collaboration with the local business communities and component school districts.
3. Partnerships with businesses will be built to enhance 21st century skills through project-based learning within real world contexts across all student programs.
4. Programs in OCM BOCES and component districts will increasingly reflect skills for career and college readiness.
5. The graduation rate of high school will increase for students in OCM BOCES and in component districts.
6. Students in Special Education programs will become more independent and skilled through appropriate training of staff and fading of adult support.
7. Increased opportunities will be provided for students with emotional disabilities in Special Education programs to be educated side by side with students without disabilities.
8. Increase the use of preventative strategies in order to support students and decrease the use of physical intervention strategies.
9. Solicit and implement suggestions for marketing student programs.
Financial Sustainability: Plan for long-range fiscal health of the organization.
1. All members of the OCM BOCES community will understand the challenge of legacy costs and their potential impact on the future of the organization.
2. Realistic projections for the future will be developed.
3. Options for addressing the underlying problems will be identified.
Leadership: Assist area leaders with the implementation of changing standards, assessments, data, and evaluation practices.
1. Provide regional leadership and support for leaders of the OCM BOCES, component districts, and the region.
2. Support leadership development for the OCM BOCES and our districts.
3. Continue to provide training and support for professional practice in the OCM BOCES and our districts (including Evaluator Training).
4. Facilitate the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards in OCM BOCES and our districts, including standards-based planning.
5. Assist OCM BOCES and our districts in their implementation of Data-Driven Instruction.
Technology: Develop a seamless approach to the use of technology by staff and students that improves learning and work.
1. Continue to develop, evaluate, and disseminate relevant instructional technology practices connected to state and national standards and rigorous learning experiences.
2. Be a resource for OCM BOCES and district staff to lead and shape decisions in instructional/information technology.
3. Provide appropriate technology to support curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
4. Provide professional development to assist in implementing technology integration.
5. Provide and support the technology infrastructure in schools, libraries, and municipalities.
6. Increase the skills and efficiencies of OCM BOCES staff by providing technology resources and professional development.
7. Develop a technology strategy and plan for the OCM BOCES.
Regionalized Services: Engage districts and other approved agencies in the development and use of regionalized services.
1. Promote increased collaboration, cooperation, and consolidation among school districts, municipalities, and OCM BOCES.
2. Develop and implement regionalized services generated from discussion with districts.
3. Expand and enrich current OCM BOCES cooperative services in all areas.
4. Market our services to increase direct connections with our customers and increase participation in our programs.
Facilities: We will have state-of-the-art facilities that meet the present and future needs of the organization.
1. Identify growth areas and projected program needs.
2. Create a long-range facilities plan that is fiscally responsible and meets anticipated program needs.
3. Use data derived from benchmarking to improve efficiencies in all areas of facilities operations.
4. Realize cost savings as a result of energy management.