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Gloversville Enlarged School District

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May 27, 2018



Gloversville Enlarged School District Mission Statement

The purpose of our school district is to forge a community partnership that challenges people to reach their full potential as life-long learners and productive citizens in a changing society.

Gloversville Enlarged School District Goals

The Gloversville School District has set the following academic targets of the 2016-17 school year:

1. Increase the graduation rate by 3 percent

2. Reduce course failures by 10 percent

3. Increase the number of students reaching proficiency on the NYS assessments and  passing the Regents by 5 percent

4. Increase the number of students reading at or above grade level by 5 percent

5. Reduce the number  of students with 15 or more absences by at least 10 percent

GESD Academic Objectives & District Initiatives

Emphasizing the development of reading, writing, speaking and problem solving skills, the district’s “Literacy Matters” initiative serves as a guide for all academic efforts as the GESD strives to increase the percentage of all students earning a high school diploma. Click here to learn more about academic objectives and initiatives

Gloversville Enlarged School District Vision

The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education approved the following vision statement at its July 23, 2013 meeting.

Our Vision:

Our schools will equip all students (in grades K-12) to succeed at the highest levels, while building strong support for the collective belief that high school graduation is a key to lifelong success and personal achievement.

We will accomplish this by:

1. Seeking greater community and regional collaboration to maintain rich program offerings and more effective student services, while minimizing the burden on local taxpayers

2. Elevating student outcomes and improving graduation rates by demanding and nurturing greater leadership, quality teaching and personalized student support

3. Maintaining a wide array of strong education programs that integrate technology and enhance community participation at every school

Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan

New York’s Smart Schools Bond Act was approved by voters in November 2014. The $2 billion bond act is intended to provide school districts with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements to enhance learning opportunities for all students across the state.

According to the New York Smart Schools Commission Report, released in October 2014, the bond act’s primary focus is to meet the demand for expanded online learning and help even the technological playing field by leveraging technology resources for 21st-century students and teachers. Like its name implies, the Smart Schools Bond Act requires schools to make strategic decisions regarding upgrades.

View GESD’s Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan here.