District Action Plan



Approved by the Board of Education, May 11, 2015

GOAL 1:  Maintain a graduation rate of 95-100% and reduce the drop-out rate to 0%


2015-2016 Objectives:

  • Implement new high school credit-bearing course "Product Design and Engineering" in the eighth grade.
  • Demonstrate impact of literacy coaching and building literacy leadership teams on K-4 instruction and learning.
  • Continue the middle school MVP program and expand the program to include grade 5 students at Eagle Hill.


  • Enroll at least 14 students in course at Eagle Hill and at Wellwood.
  • Teacher reflections, students' work and classroom observations will align with literacy coaching strategies.
  • Enroll at least 6 students in grades 5 and 6 in middle school MVP program. Students enrolled will experience at least 6 months growth in literacy.


GOAL 2: Demonstrate student success in developing 21st Century skills


2015-2016 Objectives:

  • Each student, K-12, will engage in career exploration activities.
  • Each student, K-12, will have a Career & Life Skills portfolio incorporated into their digital portfolio.


  • Counselors, health teachers and FACS teachers at the middle schools and high school will implement a career development checklist within the digital portfolio.
  • Middle schools will incorporate Naviance to begin career exploration activities.
  • High school students will create a resume in grade 10 and update it at least annually.
  • Students will have at least two career reflections in their digital portfolio by the time they exit each level (i.e. gr. 4, gr. 8, gr. 12).


GOAL 3:  Employ 21st Century best practices through process improvement, training and development


2015-2016 Objectives:

  • Establish a foundational understanding of project-based learning among all secondary teachers.
  • Develop anchors of project-based learning for each content area in secondary level curriculum maps.
  • Provide professional development resources and consultant services to teachers writing and implementing project-based learning.
  • Demonstrate systemic integration of differentiated approaches to instruction as evidenced through classroom observation and units of study.
  • Provide diversity training to all teachers, K-12.


  • Teacher Leader PBL implementation, word of mouth.
  • Quality anchors of PBL will be written into secondary curriculum maps.
  • Teachers receiving BOCES coaching, use of Teacher Leader PBL implementation materials, and school-business collaborations.
  • Through collaboration with colleagues, teachers incorporate shared differentiated best practices.
  • Diversity training integrated with already required training with the Dignity Act and English Language Learners.


GOAL 4: Build or replace infrastructure that promotes environmental stewardship, efficiency and safety


2015-2016 Objectives:

  • 50% Environmentally Conscious Organized Students "ECOS" classrooms district-wide.
  • Improve recycling signs/procedures K-12.
  • Recycle 100% of milk cartons/recycling.
  • Expand composting "organics" at all school kitchens.
  • Develop method to communicate "green" building projects/activities.


  • 50% of the classrooms will be certified as "ECOS" green classroom certified" district-wide. ECOS students will assist with the process and certificates will be issued and listed when accomplished.
  • Verify recycling signs/procedures have been installed specific to milk carton recycling.
  • All kitchens will be composting before the end of the school year.
  • Communication of green buildings projects/activities.


GOAL 5: Be the first and best source of F-M information while providing avenues for two-way communication.


2015-2016 Objectives:

  • Refresh the F-M website for an updated look and navigation.
  • Review and update the smartphone/tablet app for quicker access to more sites.
  • Expand the district's use of social media, such as Instagram.


  • Research and select new website template.
  • Research, select and possibly implement new mobile app.
  • Launch district level Instagram accounts.

Fayetteville-Manlius District Mission

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s mission is to provide excellence in education for all students.



Building a caring, safe, respectful, and orderly learning environment by fostering reciprocal relationships and positive interactions among staff, students and parents

Maintaining the trust of our community through communication, integrity, and fairness
Sharing and celebrating the differences in all students to promote an inclusive setting
Cultivating a school climate of civility, strong character, and global citizenship
Monitoring accountability through continuous review of data and student achievement
Pursuing continuous improvement
Promoting curricular consistency and articulation
Developing a highly capable and collaborative staff
Advancing a technology-rich environment
Offering reasonable class size supported by quality services and facilities

Using resources wisely and responsibly

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