SP - HQ Staff
High Quality Staff
The Gilmanton School Community will attract and retain the best employees possible through a combination of competitive salaries, excellent benefits, state-of-the-art training/supervision and a commitment of personal wellness.
Currently the Gilmanton School District is trying to bring the starting teacher salary in line with similar districts and the surrounding communities. Health insurance is average compared to other districts; however, paraeducators receive only single coverage. Those enrolled in family plans must pay the difference, which essentially means that wages pay for insurance benefits. A five-year plan of professional development has been accepted by the state and a professional development committee exists. This group will be able to facilitate training.
Identify ways to address recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators.
Provide appropriate professional development opportunities to all staff.
Utilize evaluation as a positive tool to promote a collegial atmosphere.
Provide a supportive environment that promotes the well being of all staff.
Support opportunities for planning, teaming and professional dialogue.
Create connections to local colleges to increase placement of student teachers and to gain access to new graduates.
Continue the current mentoring program for the school staff.
Provide orientation and training for new staff throughout the year.
Continue support for teaming throughout the school.
Further district understanding of alternative certification and assist employees with the process.
Determine where the district should be in state ranking for salaries and benefits and negotiate toward that goal.
Continue to provide on-site training/workshops for all staff.
Build a consistent, qualified substitute staff pool.
Long Term Goals:
Expand the pool of evaluators.
Provide an Employee Assistance Program.
Explore and engage in sharing of resources with local and regional school districts.
Review current school year structure and assess its effectiveness.