From Scott Burckbuchler, superintendent of Essex County Public Schools:
The public is invited to a Superintendent’s Public Forum at the Essex High School Auditorium on Monday, August 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the Vision, Mission, and Goals of Essex County Public Schools. Dr. Scott A. Burckbuchler said: “The purpose of this public forum is to provide the community an opportunity to have input on ECPS’s Vision, Mission, and Goals.” Dr. Burckbuchler added: “We welcome community partners as we pursue excellence for the benefit of our students.” The latest version of the Vision, Mission, and Goals statements can be found below:
Essex County Public Schools exists to serve the individual educational needs of our students.
In partnership with our students, faculty, staff, parents, and the community, Essex County Public Schools is committed to creating Pathways to Excellence by promoting a positive, student-focused culture striving for continuous improvement that meets the academic, athletic, artistic, and career-occupational needs of all our students by guiding, inspiring, celebrating, and teaching our students as we equip them to meet the challenges of a global society.
Pathways to Excellence
GOALS and OBJECTIVES
1. We will help our students graduate
To do so, we will know where all of our students are in their progress toward graduation, and provide resources, supports, and opportunities to ensure they graduate.
2. We will ensure the progress of our students
To do so, we will create a positive, safe environment that is conducive to learning, which strives to educate all students to be literate problem solvers; reflective thinkers; and self-directed, healthy productive citizens. We recognize that all students have unique needs and we commit ourselves to serving them. We will have high expectations, combined with the necessary support for all students, faculty and staff.
3. We will teach our students to be productive in the 21st century
To do so, we will continue to integrate technology as a natural part of classroom instruction and learning. To develop improved media literacy skills, students will access and critique information.
4. We will partner with the community and focus our efforts and available resources
To do so, we will be purposeful and committed to creating partnerships with our community. We will seek to instill confidence in our school system by providing responsive, thoughtful and measured leadership. We will strengthen our public outreach by listening and including the various voices of our community. And, we will remain good stewards of finite public resources.