Finance and Operations to Support Teaching and Learning

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    Develop, support and operate sustainable, functional, and
    well-maintained schools.

     

    5.1 In collaboration with municipal police and fire, continue to improve school security infrastructure and preparedness. 

    5.2 Engage residents in open dialogue about the qualities of school facilities that will support the next generation of  Northborough and Southborough students. 

    5.3 Identify a systematic strategy to: Increase energy efficiency, decrease costs, increase reliability and security, improve facility management and optimization through data and analytics, and meet carbon footprint and sustainability goals

    5.4 Adopt a new student information system, PowerSchool

    5.5 Enhance our transportation system by improving efficiency and customer service.

  • 5.1 In collaboration with municipal police and fire, continue to improve school security infrastructure and preparedness.

    • Complete a needs assessment of safety and security infrastructure across the three districts in collaboration with municipal police and fire departments.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent and Director of Operations
      • Date: October, 2020- May, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Expand use of camera systems and communications tools to support supervision of school buildings and response to incidents.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Director of Operations, and Principals
      • Date: October, 2020- May, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Review current District and school-based safety protocols and procedures.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Director of Operations, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: October, 2020- May, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Provide systematic training for safety protocols and procedures to District faculty, staff, and students.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Director of Operations, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: October, 2020- May, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact

    5.2 Engage school community in open dialogue about the qualities of school facilities that will support the next generation of Northborough and Southborough students.

    • Partner with towns on long-term capital and master planning.
      • Person Responsible: School Committees, Superintendent, Director of Operations, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Complete a needs assessment of each school facility.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Director of Operations, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: October, 2020- May, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Research Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) funding opportunities for prioritized school needs (Peaslee and Neary).
      • Person Responsible:Superintendent, Director of Operations, and Director of Finance
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Develop systems for the common use of digital learning platforms and tools for in-person and remote learning environments
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant, Director of  Instructional Technology and Digital Learning, and Instructional Technology Specialists
      • Date: October-May, 2020-2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact

    5.3 Identify a systematic strategy to: Increase energy efficiency, decrease costs,increase reliability and security, improve facility management and optimization through data and analytics, and meet carbon footprint and sustainability goals.

    • Conduct energy audits at each school building to identify potential savings and capture energy efficiencies.
      • Person Responsible: Director of Operations and Director of Finance
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Evaluate facility management systems including cleaning and maintenance protocols.
      • Person Responsible: Director of Operations
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Procure resources and supplies utilizing the purchasing power of the three districts.
      • Person Responsible: Director of Operations and Director of Finance
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Develop contracts with vendors that maximize resources and utilize available technology.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Director of Operations and Director of Finance
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Evaluate partnerships with collaboratives and identify plans to maximize efficiency.
      • Person Responsible: Director of Operations and Director of Finance
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • PReview food services operations including finances, menu, and administrative support with the goal of increasing student participation in the program.
      • Person Responsible: Director of Operations, Director of Finance, Directors of Food Services
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact

    5.4 Adopt a new student information system, Powerschool.

    • Complete migration and implementation of new student information system.
      • Person Responsible: Assistant Superintendent, Registrar Administrator, Guidance Faculty, and NASA
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Streamline and simplify scheduling procedures and new student registration to increase efficiency.
      • Person Responsible: Assistant Superintendent, Registrar Administrator, Guidance Faculty, and NASA
      • Date: October, 2020- December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Provide parents and guardians with a platform and training to complete school forms online.
      • Person Responsible: Director of Operations, Director of Human Resources, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Instructional Technology and Digital Learning, Guidance Faculty, and Registrar Administrator
      • Date: October, 2020- June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Promote family engagement with better communication and improve student accountability with convenient access to their grades and progress.
      • Person Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: October, 2020- June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact

    5.5 Enhance our transportation system by improving efficiency and customer service

    • Utilize GPS routing software to streamline our bus routes to make them more efficient.
      • Person Responsible: Director of Operations
      • Date: 
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Promote community connection by offering superior customer service that includes improved response time and communication.
      • Person Responsible: ADirector of Operations andNorthborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date:
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Implement later start time for Algonquin Regional High School with logistical support while reducing impact on other schools.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Operations, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date:
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact