Page 12 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • July 29, 2009 MIDLAND PARK SIDEWALK SALE DAYS Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 30, 31 & August 1  Sponsored by the Midland Park Chamber of Commerce The Midland Park Board of Education’s district-wide goals and performance measures adopted last week reflect the fact that highest priority is given to student achievement. To that end, the three goals are to execute and implement the technology plan, (including fiber optic infrastructure, IEP, accounting and maintenance programs, and staff training and usage); to address math performance; and to develop a revised plan to improve facilities maintenance. The board’s own goals constitute a professional development improvement plan directed towards increasing knowledge and skills in policy making and governance for board. These include charging board committees to Board of Education adopts goals, highlights successes propose new sources of revenue and cost-cutting proposals; sponsoring a governance workshop to improve function and teamwork; and successfully completing contract negotiations. Now that goals have been formalized, action plans will be developed and adopted by September. The superintendent will be required to provide quarterly updates on progress toward the goals. The challenges the board sees it will be facing in the coming year include: • the successful initiation of new staff and new positions; • training for and full acceptance and usage of technology; • facilities maintenance; • public perception of public education and school boards in general, throughout the state and region; • projected cost increases and budget issues; • a policy to combat substance abuse; ��� Est. 1971 “One of NJ’s Largest and Most Complete Health Food Centers” ������������������� ��������������������������������������� ���� ������ ����� • board andstaff /administrations relations; and • tracking the progress of and fully utilizing the five-year strategic plan. 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