Innovate: A Comprehensive Plan
On Monday, March 28, 2016, Broadalbin-Perth unveiled its comprehensive plan, “Innovate.” The plan features long-term goals based on the work of members of the 2028 Task Force, as well as recent academic data and excerpts from an enrollment study completed by the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA).
Broadalbin-Perth began work toward achieving the goals outlined in “Innovate” during the 2015-16 school year, and work will continue through the 2020-21 school year and beyond.
Questions about “Innovate” and the work being done to achieve the district’s long-term goals should be directed to Superintendent of Schools Stephen Tomlinson at (518) 954-2500, option 5.
Click each goal statement to learn details of Broadalbin-Perth’s plans in each area, or click the image to download the complete comprehensive plan.
- Goal 1 – Structure the learning environment to better promote student achievement.
- Goal 2 – Design and maintain school facilities that better support evolving 21st-century learning needs.
- Goal 3 – Create a strengths-based culture throughout the school community.
- Goal 4 – Fortify the school/home partnership to better encourage student success.
- Goal 5 – Leverage federal, state and community resources to better prepare students for college and careers.
- Goal 6 – Exemplify the importance and benefits of lifelong learning.
#BPinnovate feature stories
- Bridging the gap between home and school (April 29, 2016)
- Finance students get taste of real-world budgeting (April 1, 2016)
- B-P unveils long-range plan (March 30, 2016)
- 4th-graders make connections with e-pals in other states (March 25, 2016)
- B-P teams take turbines to KidWind competition (March 15, 2016)
- TLC parents encouraged to be reading heroes (March 7, 2016)
- Teachers try out new professional development tool (Feb. 24, 2016)
- Students preparing for 14-hour math challenge (Feb. 17, 2016)
- Teachers collaborate to help each other’s students (Feb. 9, 2016)
- Third-graders create moving art (Feb. 1, 2016)
- BPHS stages mock State Senate debate (Jan. 29, 2016)
- B-P Future City team brings home awards (Jan. 23, 2016)
- Naviance helps BPHS students create MAPs to their futures (Jan. 12, 2016)
- BPHS students in national cyber defense competition (Jan. 8, 2016)
- Hashtag campaign to highlight current and future innovation at B-P (Jan. 5, 2016)
The 2028 Task Force
The 2028 Task Force was convened to help develop a long-term educational plan for the district in accordance with one of the Board of Education’s goals for the 2014-15 school year.
Starting in December 2014, the 2028 Task Force – named for the graduation year of the district’s first class of full-day pre-K students – was charged with drafting a “plan for making B-P’s educational programs more flexible, customizable, college- and career-oriented, and tailored to meet students’ interests and needs to better prepare students for their futures.” Task force members — including students, teachers and administrators, and business and higher education representatives — discussed short-term and long-term needs and opportunities for the district.
CASDA Enrollment Study
To help guide the five-year comprehensive plan, the school district consulted with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) to complete a Comprehensive Student Enrollment and Facilities Usage Study.