Highlights from 7/19/18 school board meeting

District implements new strategic plan, Portrait of a Graduate
Worried about job loss to Artificial Intelligence?
Superintendent’s Report
No Athletic/Extracurricular reports in July

Here are the highlights from the July 19, 2018 school board meeting: Continue reading

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District implements new strategic plan, Portrait of a Graduate

A strategic plan is important to school districts, just as it is for businesses, providing the guidance to ensure the district is providing the programs and services required to prepare our graduates for success in a rapidly changing world. Since the district has not updated the strategic plan since 2009, it was time to revisit where we’re going and how to get there. Continue reading

Worried about job loss to Artificial Intelligence?

While many people worry that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation will replace jobs and leave many without a career option, a recent study by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that, over the next 20 years, AI will actually create more jobs in the United Kingdom than it will replace – great news! Continue reading

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.

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