Superintendent's Message - December 2015

Posted by Robin Smith on 12/2/2015

Superintendent's Message

December 2015

 

Happy December!  It is hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us and we are only a few short weeks away from Christmas break.  The 15-16 school year has gotten off to a great start thanks to your dedication to your jobs and our students.  I look forward to receiving the Friday Focus each month so I can read about all of the great things that are happening in our schools.

 Public education continues to be the top story in the news as the state budget stalemate extends into its sixth month.   We have been working on developing a plan of action once we run out of money to pay the bills (likely February/March).  We remain in good financial condition for now, thanks to the foresight of the current and previous board of directors and administration in setting aside a reserve for this type of situation.  Despite the unwarranted negativity surrounding education in certain venues, I am encouraged when I visit the schools and see teachers and support staff with the same energy and passion focused solely on providing our students with a valued educational experience.  It is important this time of year that we take time out of our busy schedules to appreciate the many blessings we have;  talented and caring teachers and support staff, students and families who still value education, a supportive community, and clean and safe facilities.  Although we have some work ahead of us, I have no doubt we will reach our goal of becoming a premier school district in the state.  The forthcoming holiday break is well-timed and well-deserved.  Thanks for all you do for our students.