As part of a budget presentation at the June 25, 2019 School Board meeting, Superintendent Jones outlined a number of new and expanding academic initiatives in process for the 2019-2020 school year. Among the highlights:
Continued expansion of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program to three grades at Neshaminy HS, and into middle and elementary schools. All teachers in grades 4-12 received training in the AVID principals of WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading), which have been incorporated into Neshaminy's Instructional Core.
Continuation of the Bucks County College Senior Year Experience.
Increased application of classroom technology in all grades.
Continued preschool opportunities including possible expansion of the Neshaminy Pre-K Counts program (pending state grant approval).
Updating the language arts literacy program (Superkids) in kindergarten.
Purchase and pilot a new elementary mathematics series.
Increased teaching sections for the English Language Development program.
Additional social / emotional support through increased elementary counseling.
Additional teaching sections in the elementary and middle school levels.