Highlights from 8/20/15 school board meeting

Milford on strong financial path
Local control is key to success at every level
Visible Learning & Feedback: a new way to reach students
Mindset is a book well worth reading, at any age
Schools: state & local control, by George A. Lucas
District works with local businesspeople and community, by Debbie Marques
First day 2015-16!
Athletic Update

Below are other key points from the meeting:

  • The Business Advisory Council (BAC) has been discussing the possibility of turning the current Milford Public Library on Rt. 131 into a board office, and also best use for Milford South. They do not yet have a report and discussions are continuing. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact George Lucas for information on dates/times.
  • The board approved SMART Goals, which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound. This year’s SMART Goals focus on technology, student achievement, communication, and professional development. We will measure goal achievement in a variety of ways.
  • The board also approved revised Strategic Choices. These are designed to focus the direction of the district in a variety of categories: Professional Development; Communications; Staff Structure & Ratios; Funding; Technology; Curriculum; and Intervention. The goals were revised to be more specific to where the district is in each area.
  • Construction is coming along well, with everything currently on schedule. Jeff Wyler was generous enough to lend the district use of his drones to take pictures of the Seipelt & Boyd construction sites. Links to the videos are: https://youtu.be/kTHSsLRNAHA and https://youtu.be/0I3HoChEFv4.
  • The district approved adding three new clubs: at the high school, the Mock Trial and Debate Team; and at the elementaries, the Elementary Robotics Club. These clubs align with curriculum and developing 21st Century Skills in our students, and were also approved based on interest.

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