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Dear LaFayette Community,


As you are aware, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires school districts to administer assessments to students in grades 3-8 for English Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition to determining how students perform against the learning standards, the data are used to determine whether or not districts and/or schools need additional support.  During the 2015-2016 school year, LaFayette Central School District was designated as a Focus District for the 2016-2017 school year because some student populations scored well below the state-determined point for identification in Math.  


As a result of the identification, a District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP) was developed, presented to the Board of Education, and posted on the District’s website. The DCIP is compartmentalized into six tenets with aligned SMART (Specific, Measurable, Ambitious, Results-Oriented, and Timely) Goals.  The focus of this letter is Tenet 2.


Tenet 2: School Leader Practices and Decisions


By June 2017, the district will have established and disseminated a clear mission and vision as evidenced by 70% of all stakeholders demonstrating knowledge of the mission and vision components.


In order to accomplish the SMART Goal for Tenet 2, a committee comprised of representatives from all stakeholder groups needs to be formed to work on the District Mission and Vision statements.  An informational meeting outlining the purpose of the committee and the expected time commitment will be held from 6-7 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in the JrSr Library located on the second floor. If you have an interest in attending, please RSVP to or 677-5506 or 677-3131 by Friday, February 3rd.

For those interested in continuing after the informational meeting, the following dates and times have been set.  The group will meet February 14th, February 15th, and February 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm each night in the Jr./Sr. Library.




Karen E. Ocque, Ed.D.

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Jeremy Belfield

5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
315-677-3372 FAX

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