Capital Improvement Plan Summary

The West Middlesex Area School District Board of Directors and District administration assume the responsibility of providing a learning environment that will support the students in reaching the mission and vision of the school district.

 

The mission of the West Middlesex Area School District is to equip all students for successful futures in an ever-changing society.

 

To fulfill this obligation, providing a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning is necessary. Developing a comprehensive long-range Capital Improvement Plan will support a balance between fiscal responsibility and the need to update the physical condition of our school buildings and resources. District officials continue to work from the perspective of fiscal responsibility while striving to provide valuable learning opportunities for each student in the areas of academics, arts, and athletics.

The Capital Improvement Plan is aligned to the goals embedded within the West Middlesex Area School District Comprehensive Plan. This Comprehensive Plan provides a roadmap that outlines the Nine Key Indicators of a high performing school district as outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

1.    Clear and Shared Focus

2.    High Standards and Expectations

3.    Effective District Leadership

4.    High Levels of Collaboration and Communication

5.    Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Aligned with Standards

6.    Frequent Monitoring of Teaching and Learning

7.    Focused Professional Development

8.    Supportive Learning Environment

9.    High Levels of Community and Parent Involvement

Evaluation of the academic program through the lens of each of the nine indicators described above led to the development of the Comprehensive Plan that focused on six areas of school district operations:

1.    Academic Achievement

2.    Budget and Fiscal Affairs

3.    Operational Services

4.    Special Education

5.    Staff Services

6.    Student Services

A common theme throughout the Comprehensive Plan and in each aspect of the daily work of the staff of the West Middlesex Area School District is striving to be the highest achieving school district in Mercer County, the state of Pennsylvania, and to become nationally recognized as a top performing school district. In order for this vision to become a reality, modern, well-equipped school buildings and classrooms that focus on our core mission of learning and instruction are necessary.

The West Middlesex Area School District Capital Improvement Plan allows the Board of Directors, administrators, teachers, and taxpayers to consider the point where school programming meets the fiscal and physical plant needs of the school district.