Goals and Objectives and Program Updates

District-Level Goals
The District completed the implementation of The Road Ahead: 2009-2014, a five year strategic plan with a focus on the district's mission:  attaining academic success for each student. Each year this plan has been updated with annual strategies and actions. To view the final 2013-2014 annual plan update please click here.  Building on the success of The Road Ahead strategic plan, in December 2013 the Nashua Board of Education accepted the report of its Ad Hoc Goals and Objectives Committee, which has recommended district-level goals and objectives for the coming years.
 
 
The Board established the Ad Hoc Goals and Objectives Committee in June 2013. In opening remarks at the initial meeting, Committee Chair Elizabeth Van Twuyver reiterated the mission of the Nashua Board of Education and its role as an overseer of District goals and objectives.

In November of 2013 the Ad Hoc Goals and Objectives Committee actively solicited feedback from the school community and the community at large to gain their views on teaching, learning, and the management of Nashua’s public schools. The surveys were written for five specific audiences: Principals and Assistant Principals, Teachers, Parents, Students, and Others. A summary of the results, written by Kimberly (Muise) Kleiner, an Ad Hoc Goals and Objectives Committee member, and comprehensive survey results can be found by clicking here. In addition, click here to access complete survey results.
 
Based on a review of survey results, the Committee issued a Final Report at the December 16, 2013 meeting of the full Board. Key elements of the Final Report are divided into two categories: Budget Related Items (Class Size and Technology) and Non-Budget Related Items (Retention, New Initiatives, Discipline, and District Assessment and Accountability System).

Program Updates and Evaluations
Senior administrators for the District periodically present written updates and evaluations on curriculum priorities and programs to the Nashua Board of Education at regular Board meetings. The following updates have been presented:
 
April 2016              Blast Off to Kindergarten: Pre-Kindergarten Summer School Program
                                    Surveys and Responses
                                    i-Ready Kindergarten Data
                                    i-Ready Summer Kindergarten Data
                                    Pre- and Post-Assessments
                                    Miscellaneous Documents                                    
April 2015              OGAP (Ongoing Assessment Project)
December 2014     Nashua Program at Brentwood
November 2014     Lifelong Literacy Evaluation Report
                                    Book Lists:
                                        Kindergarten
                                        Grade 1
                                        Grade 2
                                        Grade 3
                                        Grade 4
                                        Grade 5
                                     Lifelong Literacy Surveys Spring 2014:
                                        Students in Grades K-1
                                        Students in Grades 3-5
                                        Teachers                                  
April 2014               Freshmen Writing Program Update
January 2014         Grade 6 Science iPads
December 2013     Big Ideas Textbook Adoption
November 2013     i-Ready Assessment System

Board Work Sessions
In addition, the Board of Education periodically schedules Work Sessions throughout the school year to provide members of the Board with opportunities to converse with District and school educators and staff members about important academic initiatives for the District. To view recent available PowerPoint presentations from Work Sessions, please click here.
 
If you have additional questions about the District’s goals and objectives, please contact Superintendent of Schools Cornelia L. Brown.