Creating an Innovative School DistrictLeonard Presberg
What a long strange year it’s been.
I can not imagine a school year where we focused more on adult decision making rather than children’s well being. More time on finance than student achievement. More time on bus routes than on innovative classroom practice. More time fighting over past decisions than on planning for the future.
We have to be done with that.
We have to focus on making our educational experience one of the best in the world.
We need to move forward with programs like BYOT so we’re preparing children for their future, not our past.
We need to build on fantastic community support to bring industry and university partners together to offer up-to-date, relevant and interesting Career and Technical classes to all our students.
We need to support our exceptional teachers so they can shine in the classroom.
And we need to do that even as political turmoil makes our future uncertain. Will the legislature ever restore our funding for Quality Basic Education? How will a made up political battle over our basic standards affect our teachers and students? Will Congress ever be able to pass an education bill? Who will be our next State Superintendent?
I believe that given the hard choices we went through last year we are in a position to return that focus to the classroom. I believe that our Superintendent Jody Barrow is the leader our system needs.
I believe that our community cares deeply about and understands the importance of our public education system. And that with that community support we can be the best school system anywhere.
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