The Chester School District strives to promote a positive learning environment that fosters high academic standards and expectations for our students and our dedicated staff. We offer a challenging curriculum which creates an environment that is appealing and responsive to each child’s developmental needs. Critical thinking, initiative, problem solving, collaboration and perseverance are skill sets that the school district instills in each of our children to better prepare them to integrate into a globally diverse workforce. We seek to promote a positive, safe, caring and respectful environment for our children that will empower them and prepare them to be reflective, confident and responsible adults. We strive to have parents, teachers and community members become actively involved in our students’ learning environment so our children will be prepared, independent and socially responsible citizens in a global and changing world.
District Goals for the 2020-2021 school year:
Board Goal One:
To provide our Chester School District students with an educational program of the highest academic standards and boundless creativity during this COVID-19 pandemic that allows students to continue to grow and develop academically, socially and emotionally and is fluid as needed in delivery as responsive to the public health climate that exists throughout 2020 - 2021.
Board Goal Two:
To provide all Chester School District students and faculty with school facilities that meet or exceed all recommended health and safety protocols as outlined in the State of New Jersey’s Road Back Plan for opening school districts during this period of COVID-19.
Board Goal Three:
To continue to be fiscally responsible and strategically manage the loss of state aid and the increased costs associated with returning to school during this unprecedented period for PPE, additional personnel and additional equipment while maintaining a balanced budget by reallocating resources and utilizing our capital and maintenance reserves for these purposes.