Troubled Schools Focus of BOE Action Plan
Body approves new effort to raise lagging student achievement at four Parsippany schools.
The Parsippany Board of Education okayed new action plans at its Tuesday meeting at Parsippany Hills High School to improve performance at four township schools that did not meet 2011-12 progress targets.
The plans were approved as part of the omnibus Superintendent's Report of items voted on by school board members.
The report stated that Brooklawn Middle School and Central Middle School did not meet some progress goals in mathematics. Lake Hiawatha Elementary School and Littleton Elementary School came up short in meeting some academic goals in English language arts. Each school will be the focus of new strategies to get student performance in needed designated content areas back on target, according to the school district.
The individual schools each have an action plan tailored to general-education students. Plans include a collection of assessments, in-service support for participating teachers and administrators, and a mandate to create or modify curricula, lesson plans and activities to help students increase their math or language skills.