Board of Education
The Stratford Board of Education
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2017-2019 (Board Chair, Eric Lazaro)
Board Officers: Eric Lazaro, Chair - Susan Lance, Vice Chair - Maria Buturla, Secretary
Board Members: Allison DelBene, Bob DeLorenzo, Vinnie Faggella, Karen Rodia
"The mission of the Stratford school community is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, character and 21st century skills to succeed through high quality learning experiences and community partnerships within a culture of diversity and respect."
The Stratford Board of Education meets every fourth Monday of the month in accordance with Board Rules & Regulations with the exception of holidays and school vacations. The Board consists of seven members, each of whom shall be an elector of the town and shall be elected at a regular town election for a four-year term commencing one month after the date of his/her election.
The Board of Education shall provide the best instructional conditions possible in Stratford. In the determination of policy, the Board shall strive at all times to practice intelligent economy through securing a maximum of educational returns for every dollar spent. The Board has the power and responsibility to discharge any duty imposed by law upon it or upon the district of which it is the Board of Education.
The Board shall concern itself only with broad questions of policy and matters as determined by law. The Board shall rely upon the Superintendent of Schools to recommend policies for adoption and to administer policies enacted by the Board. Such policies shall be broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the Superintendent in meeting a number of problems and jobs. Application of such policies to individual problems and jobs is an administrative detail to be performed by the Superintendent.
The following goals reflect a commitment on the part of the Stratford Board of Education to provide for the diverse needs, interests, and abilities of the students in its public schools. All staff members are accountable for maintaining an environment that promotes the total growth and development of each learner.
Stratford Board of Education
1. We will strengthen family and community partnerships to ensure that every student has access to real world, learning and career opportunities.
2. We will implement mastery based learning including high quality instructional strategies, and engaging content that reflects the diversity of all students.
3. We will integrate 21st century skills into all classrooms, supported by a comprehensive assessment system.
4. We will implement a rigorous social curriculum to promote character development, social emotional wellness, and positive behaviors.