NJ QSAC Update - "As part of our goal to always improve our processes and services to our students and the community at large; on Monday September 26th, the Willingboro Board of Education approved an update to our Long Term Plan (LTP) for the improvement of our 'Instruction and Program' outcomes via curriculum adoption as measured by New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC)."
Board Presentation: NJ QSAC WBOE Presentation
Board Approved LTP: NJ QSAC Revised Long Term Plan
Willie R. James Sr. - The Willingboro Board of Education and Dr. Ronald G. Taylor passed a 'Resolution' honoring the life of W. R. James, Sr. a civil rights pioneer who fought housing discrimination and helped integrate Willingboro in the 1960s. Please read the linked BCT article on our civil rights Hero!
State Survey - The New Jersey Department of Education wants to better understand what members of our school communities value in the public schools. The purpose of the linked survey is to gather information to help determine the quality of public schools and what data stakeholders would like to see reported on public schools.
PARCC Readiness Toolkit - The National Parent Teacher Association, in conjunction with Learning Heroes and Univision, has released the Readiness Roadmap Toolkit, featuring dozens of released items designed to help parents work with their children to ensure they are meeting grade-level standards for success.
Graduation rate Increase - Willingboro's rate of 77.78 percent marks the third consecutive year our graduation rate improved. The 2012 rate of 62.83 percent has increased nearly 15 percent over the last 3-years. This information is available on the NJDOE website and was reported in a Burlington County Times article posted by staff writers David Levinsky and Kristina Scala, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:00 pm.
Standards Review - The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has announced opportunities for the public to provide input for the state's review of its academic standards through an online survey and three regional listening tour sessions. The Standards Review Survey and the schedule for the three listening tour sessions can be found here.
Chronic Absenteeism - A major goal for our School District this year is to improve overall student attendance. According to the New Jersey Department of Education, a student is considered chronically absent when they miss 10% of the school year. There are only 180-days in a school year, if a student is enrolled for the entire year and absent 18 days they are chronically absent. Please see this important video link courtesy of Attendance Works: A Community Imperative and the Student Attendance presentation.
Welcome Back! - Greetings Willingboro Family linked herein is a packet which includes a letter from our Superintendent of Schools, a copy of the staff Professional Development Matrix for the start of the School Year 2015-16, and an announcement of a 'Backpack and School Supply' giveaway sponsored by B4NJKids.org in partnership with Assemblyman Troy Singleton on Thursday, August 20th 2015 from 4-7 pm. Please see the Welcome Packet for more information.
Daily Parenting Tips Blog - The Parent Resource Center’s Daily Parenting Tips Blog is available for your reading pleasure. Parent tips, great ideas and timely articles to help parents build student success, are posted daily on the district’s website for elementary and secondary levels. The blog is a way to keep you informed and engaged in your child’s education. Click here for a copy of the Introduction Letter.
HIB District Report - Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, our school district has conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act with the establishment of Policy and Reporting Procedures, School-based Safety Teams, HIB Initiatives and Staff training. Please see our District and School HIB Self-Assessment Report for the 2014-2015 school year.