Letter from the Superintendent

Scott Taylor

Student Voice

Each and every day, our goal at North Collins Central School District is for students to feel safe, known, and challenged.  Continuous improvement in the areas of student learning and character education is essential.  One of the ways we try to accomplish this is working with students to be heard, represented and supported.  This past year we began the Superintendent’s Advisory Council that is comprised of two student representatives from each grade level at the Jr.-Sr. High School.  Our mission statement is: to provide a forum for students to have a voice and communicate ideas to each other and faculty and administration on ways to improve the school district and North Collins community.  The forum will allow for the sharing of experiences and facilitating continuous discussion of issues related to the school’s education, climate and facilities.  The common goal is the improvement of North Collins CSD, as well as the greater community. 

Our meetings involve me, student representatives, the Jr.-Sr. HS Principal, and our faculty representative, and are driven by the following operating principles:

1. Mission statement drives the forum.   

2. Positive discussions with focus on issues specific to the improvement of our Elementary, Jr-Sr. High School and the greater North Collins community.

3. Discussions will be concentrated on clear explanations of the issues and possible solutions.

4. Active participation is needed and individual opinions will be considered and respected.

5. Items may be brought to the group for discussion from students, teachers, principals or the superintendent.

6. Members will be active listeners, positive and proactive.  Students will be encouraged to bring items of interest to the group at the time the agenda is developed.

7. Discussion of specific school personnel and individual students will be prohibited.

We have held only few meetings so far, but we have realized very early that making connections with our students and allowing them a forum to discuss topics that positively affect the school community is an extremely worthwhile endeavor.  We have an outstanding group of students who gather information from their classmates to have productive discussions on how to ultimately make the North Collins School community BETTER!

As we move forward this school year, I encourage you to give us your feedback as well, as it helps us all to make the best decisions for our students.  We hope to see you at the next Board meeting to pose those important questions or feel free to stop in, send an email staylor@northcollinscsd.org or give me a call at 337-0101 ext. 1301.

Thank you and I hope to see you along the way.

Scott Taylor

NCCSD Superintendent

 


NCCS Mission Statement

The North Collins Central School District is a safe and supportive learning environment that strives to maximize educational opportunities for all students, faculty, staff, and community members.  We nurture responsibility, creativity, energy, and open-mindedness to empower successful contributors to a global society.




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