This page last updated on October 4, 2013.

A link to approved APPRs has been provided. It's important to understnad that standardized test results account for a small percentage of overall assessment:

The 3 categories are:

Growth on State Assessments (standardized test) 25 points
Local Measures 15 points
Other measures of effectiveness (classroom observations) 60 points

6.1) Assurances -- Improvement Plans
Assure that teachers who receive a Developing or Ineffective rating will receive a Teacher Improvement Plan (TIP) within 10 school days from the opening of classes in the school year following the performance year

6.1) Assurances -- Improvement Plans
Assure that TIP plans shall include: identification of needed areas of improvement, a timeline for achieving improvement, the manner in which the improvement will be assessed, and, where appropriate, differentiated activities to support a teacher's improvement in those areas.

Mission Statement

UnitedForTheKids exists to support students and their parents/guardians in their quest for the best education possible while maintaining fiscal accountability to the current and future taxpayers. We welcome residents from all districts to join UnitedForTheKids.


Feedback is encouraged! Please use the "About Us" tab to provide feedback. You can also join our facebook group.

UFTK is a volunteer organization. Donations will be used for educational material and programs, operating expenses, office supplies, supporting like-minded Board of Education candidates, and scholarships.

UFTK advocates for school transparency, accountability and sustainability.

2013-14 Goals and Objectives

UnitedForTheKids will:

Why We Need UnitedForTheKids

The financial resources of many Public Schools in New York State seem to have shifted away from educating our kids. New York State ranks 39th in graduation rate and 34th in test results despite spending the most money per pupil. Many schools provide employee contracts that are superior to the compensation received by the private sector employees. Many School District employees are represented by powerful unions that give them too much control over how our schools are run and how/what legislation is enacted. This imbalance of power and diversion of financial resources is not good for the students and creates tension with the taxpayers. Resentment towards school employees by frustrated taxpayers is unhealthy for our community.

What can you do?

First, arm yourself with knowledge. You can do any of the following to bring about positive change:

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