Elizabeth Public Schools Win Communications Grant

ELIZABETH—Elizabeth Public Schools has been awarded a grant from the Center for Reform of School Systems (CRSS) to further support the Elizabeth Board of Education’s work in transforming the Elizabeth Public Schools. This $2500 grant will fund the production and distribution of a publication entitled Your Action Plan for Excellence.

This publication will provide information regarding the work being done by the board in redesigning the school district and changing the district’s culture through its Keys to Excellence Action Plan.


The Center for Reform of School Systems is a non-profit corporation whose stated mission is to “teach school board members and superintendents how to transform their districts to deliver high student achievement.”

Superintendent of Schools, Pablo Muñoz, and the Elizabeth Board of Education have been working to apply the CRSS Reform Governance® theories by practicing effective and efficient district operations, implementing rigorous academic programs, and recruiting highly qualified teachers and administrators.

Designed for teachers and administrators, Your Action Plan for Excellence will explain the district’s Action Plan and communicate the goals and steps being taken to achieve success in schools throughout the district, including specific strategies for achieving 90% proficiency on state assessments.  It will serve as a guide for the entire learning community, highlighting reform initiatives taking place throughout the district.

Muñoz reaffirmed the importance of team member support in achieving the district’s goals, “Ensuring continued student achievement and success in reaching our district’s goal of 90% student proficiency on state and district assessments by June 30, 2011, can only be achieved by supporting our team members in all of their endeavors.  The brochure, Your Action Plan for Excellence, will assist us in meeting this goal and fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.”

Board President Francisco González added, “The distribution of Your Action Plan for Excellence is intended to promote a better understanding of the district’s objectives and accomplishments by building team member support for the continued implementation of the best educational strategies which have been designed to provide excellent educational opportunities and experiences for all our students.”

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