Pelham School District Establishes Secondary Education Review Working Group

Pelham school district forms working group to review secondary education, invites public input; Board to consider budget, recognize principal award.

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Pelham School District Establishes Secondary Education Review Working Group

Pelham School District Establishes Secondary Education Review Working Group

The Pelham Union Free School District has formed a Secondary Education Review Working Group to examine the findings of a strategic planning survey, focus groups, and data analysis conducted by Hazard, Young, Attea Associates. The working group, comprised of administrators, teachers, and students, will hold its first public work session on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 12 pm in the Pelham Middle School Library.

No actions will be taken at this initial meeting, and additional work sessions are planned for April 25 and May 28. The working group's formation comes as part of the district's ongoing efforts to review and improve its secondary education programs and offerings.

In a separate meeting on Wednesday, April 17, the Board of Education will consider adopting the preliminary budget for the 2024-25 school year. The board will also recognize Siwanoy School Principal Farid Johnson, who was recently named the New York State Elementary Principal of the Year.

Members of the public are welcome to attend both meetings in person. The April 17 Board of Education meeting will also be streamed live on the district's YouTube channel for those unable to attend.

The establishment of the Secondary Education Review Working Group demonstrates the Pelham school district's commitment to engaging key participants in the evaluation and enhancement of its educational programs. By involving administrators, teachers, and students in the review process, the district aims to gather diverse perspectives and insights to inform future decision-making and strategic planning efforts.

When the working group begins its sessions, the community can expect updates on the progress of the secondary education review and opportunities for further public input and engagement. The district's goal is to ensure that its secondary schools continue to provide high-quality, relevant, and equitable educational experiences for all students.

Key Takeaways

  • Pelham school district forms Secondary Education Review Working Group.
  • Group to examine survey, focus groups, and data analysis findings.
  • Board to consider 2024-25 budget, recognize Siwanoy School Principal.
  • Public welcome to attend meetings, with live stream for Board meeting.
  • Review aims to enhance secondary education programs and offerings.