Board of Education


EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Schools exist for children.

This mission of the Darien Public Schools is to work cooperatively with families and the community to provide for its students a safe, supportive, respectful, and intellectually challenging learning environment that promotes personal excellence through active, collaborative, and creative thinking and that stimulates individual development of the skills and integrity necessary to become productive members of society.
 

2014-2015 Approved Darien Board of Education Objectives

Administration

  • Work and communicate effectively with the Superintendent and Cabinet to help achieve the 2014-2015 District Goals and Objectives

Policy

  • Prioritize and continue revisions to the existing Board policy manual
     
  • Review and add new policies where necessary and appropriate
     
  • Ensure that all policy changes and new policies are clearly communicated to staff, parents, and students

Communications

  • Continue to support new opportunities for the community to share information with the Board of Education and communicate their concerns to the Administration as appropriate
     
  • Improve public knowledge of the plans and programs of the Darien Public School System
     
  • Continue Board “liaisons” to each school and maintain good communication between the Board and the Council of Darien School Parents and the PTOs
     
  • Continue to facilitate community access to relevant Board materials via use of the DPS website
     
  • Review of Board Committee structure

Town Hall

  • Work cooperatively with other town boards, commissions, and committees for the benefit of the Town of Darien

Budget

  • Conduct a transparent budget process with the goal of approving a budget that balances the needs of the school system with the interests of the Darien taxpayers
     
  • Formally adopt a long-term budget and capital project plan for submission to the Board of Finance and other Town bodies 

Board Development

  • Update Board Self-evaluation Instrument
     
  • Stay abreast of state and national issues as well as trends in education through C.E.S. and other organizations
     
  • Reach out to and inform interested volunteers about Board of Education membership
     
  • Provide an effective orientation to all new Board members

35 Leroy Avenue Darien, CT 06820     Phone: 203.656.7400     Fax: 203.656.3052
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Darien Public Schools
35 Leroy Avenue
Darien, CT 06801

Phone 203.656.7400
Fax 203.656.3052

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Please visit the Health Services page for information and required student health and athletics forms.

 ASPEN

Darien is now using ASPEN, a secure Web-based information management system to collect contact and medical emergency information and for parents to request non-disclosure of directory information for students.

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