Highlights from 2/15/18 school board meeting

Milford Schools to hold forum on safety
Can’t we work to find a real solution to mass shootings?
New Director of Fine Arts, Activities and Assistant Athletics position created
Superintendent’s Report

I was, unfortunately, a victim of the flu during the February 15 school board meeting, so I do not have much of a personal update this month. I am, however, attaching the monthly summary (BOENewsFebruary2018) from Communications Director Meg Krsacok, which provides a great overview of the meeting.

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Milford Schools to hold forum on safety

On Wednesday, March 7, Milford Schools will be holding a forum on safety in our schools. First, we will provide an overview of safety programs currently in place. Then, we will provide an opportunity for the community to share ideas or express concerns. Continue reading

Can’t we work to find a real solution to mass shootings?

Last year was the deadliest year for mass shootings in recent U.S. history, with 345 incidents recorded by Gun Violence Archive. As of today, there have been 34 mass shootings this year, five of them on school grounds during school hours – 55 days into the year! Clearly, something is wrong.

If we want to change this, we need to address the issue head-on, to find non-partisan, evidence-based solutions that will reduce the number of mass shootings in this country. Our national lawmakers continually refuse to appoint a special commission to investigate, or to change the law so the CDC can study this as a public health issue. So instead, how do we get this done? Continue reading

New Director of Fine Arts, Activities and Assistant Athletics position created

The following is a press release re: the creation of a new position, the Director of Fine Arts, Activities and Assistant Athletics.

For a number of years, Athletic Director Mark Trout has been responsible for extracurriculars in addition to athletics. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, this is just too much for one person. Thank you, Mr. Trout, for your willingness to take on these extra responsibilities – we appreciate it! Continue reading

Highlights of 12/14/17 and 1/18/18 school board meetings

Superintendent’s Report
Board approves BAC recommendation to commence branding effort
Too much screen time is, indeed, not good for you
Athletic Update

Extracurricular Update

The holidays took over in December, and I never did get the 12/14 meeting information out – so here it is, along with this month’s update. Operations in the Milford EVSD continue along a strong and steady path – thanks to our administrators, who have directed us toward continuous improvement in both educational results and fiscal management, we have now had years headed in the right direction. Continue reading

Board approves BAC recommendation to commence branding effort

Last year, local attorney Geoff Pittman was named Chair of the Business Advisory Council (BAC), a group appointed by the board to provide business perspective on a variety of issues. One task they were assigned was to evaluate the efficacy and potential costs/benefits of clarifying the district’s image, awareness, and presentation to the community (i.e., the district’s “brand”). Continue reading

Too much screen time is, indeed, not good for you

Does spending too much time with a screen – playing video games, on social media, texting, even watching TV – decrease happiness? Many people are likely to say of course – and now a new study among 1 million 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students has proven this out. Continue reading