Applications Now Being Accepted for the Newly Formed Student Achievement Advisory Committee
Student Achievement Advisory Committee: Board advisory committees are charged with providing advice when the Board reviews policy, resolutions, and direction on a particular topic or district function. A District advisory committee concentrating on learning and achievement can offer advice on an array of topics including but not limited to:
- Learning: guiding principles of learning and student achievement
- Testing and Assessment: standardized testing; types and frequency of local tests and assessments; use of external tests as benchmarks of local student, school and district achievement; emphasis of assessment and testing with respect to time devoted to tested and non-tested content; test preparation
- Curriculum: guiding principles, processes, depth and breadth of the Bedford Central curriculum
- Achievement and Engagement: experiences and data to benchmark student achievement and academic engagement
- Communicating Success: benchmarking and communicating success: emphasis placed on rankings by national, state, and local publications; means of measuring and communicating student progress, growth, and point-in-time achievement; and means of communicating student(s) learning
- Mandates and Policy: understanding federal and state policies and reforms
Throughout the year, teacher, school, and district planning occurs and decisions are made based on our ongoing assessment of student progress and achievement. Furthermore, the State and U.S. Department of Education enact laws, regulations, policies, and directives related to standards and curriculum requirements and means of assessing students. These actions present challenges in aligning state and federal policy with locally developed curriculum and in establishing priorities in local curriculum and unit and lesson development.
The committee will meet a few times this spring and a schedule of meetings will be established for the 2015-2016 school year.
Citizens with interest, expertise, and willingness to aid the Board with research and advice are asked to apply to serve on an advisory committee. Please click here for on line application form; or click here to download an application form to mail in. Please apply no later March 6th. Members will be appointed with consideration to representation from all elementary school attendance areas and schools, parents, and community members. Thank you in advance for your interest in serving the community and the children of the Bedford Central School District.
When we develop any district advisory committees, we strive to get a broad representation from across our district and our community; however that is to get varied perspectives, not to enlist individuals as representatives. All members on committees will participate as individuals and not be expected to speak for or officially represent the opinions of any specific group or affiliation.
Citizens Advisory Committees to the Board of Education:[(Ed. Law 4402;4601; 8 NYCRR 135.3(2)]
Audit Committee: The mission of the audit committee will be to ensure the District’s fiscal accountability by providing independent assistance to the Board of Education in the oversight of the external and internal audits. This is a legally required committee.
Budget Advisory Committee: Meets approximately once per month during the budget development season from approximately December to February in the evening to help provide insights and to pose questions to assist with the budget development process.
Construction Steering Committee: Attend biweekly meetings with District architects, construction managers, school administrators and representatives of the Board during ongoing facilities planning and actual construction to provide oversight.
District Health Council: Serves as a resource for implementing Policy #5405 Wellness. Meets approximately six times during the year in the late afternoon. This is a standing district committee.
Districtwide School Safety Team: (Ed.Law §2801, §2B; 8 NYCRR Part 155; Policy #2210; #8130) Serve as the district-wide school safety team (Policy #8130); Responsible for the review of district safety issues and for the development and review of a comprehensive district-wide school safety plan, which includes all those elements required by law and regulation; Meets approximately eight times during the school year in the afternoon. This is a standing district committee.