Highlights from 6/21/18 school board meeting

Milford HS to eliminate class rank, Valedictorian/Salutatorian 
Superintendent’s Report
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Report – no report in June

Besides the presentation on the change to class rank (link to article above), the only other item to note from the June 22, 2018 school board meeting is that financials for the 2017-2018 fiscal year are on track to close out on budget. The end of the fiscal year is June 30; final budget status will be available after books are closed and balance.

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Milford HS to eliminate class rank, Valedictorian/Salutatorian

Beginning with the Class of 2022 (this year’s freshmen), Milford High School will no longer be reporting class rank, unless it is specifically requested by a college or other institution. This decision was made following extensive research re: what colleges are looking for; what other school districts are doing; and how our students and parents feel about various factors in the educational process. Continue reading

Highlights from 5/10/18 school board meeting

Business Advisory Council recommends creating task force to explore later school start times for MHS/MJHS
Teenage brains are still developing
Superintendent’s Report
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

The following are the highlights from the 5/10/18 school board meeting: Continue reading

Business Advisory Council recommends creating task force to explore later school start times for MHS/MJHS

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a board-appointed committee consisting of local businesspeople who help the school district by researching specific issues in career preparation and other business-related questions. Last year, the board asked the BAC, under the direction of Chair Geoff Pittman, to research later school start times. They presented their results at the May 10, 2018 school board meeting. Continue reading

Teenage brains are still developing

Along the same lines as the Business Advisory Council’s work on later school start times: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, has released recent research on the myriad changes that take place in the teenage brain. Continue reading

Highlights of 4/19/18 school board meeting

Thank you & best of luck, Treasurer Debbie Caudle!
May 2018 Five-Year Forecast: strong & stable
Superintendent’s Report
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

Highlights of 4/19/18 school board meeting: Continue reading