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

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Learning facts, changing work, and Basic Income

I was intrigued by this article in Education Week titled, “Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think.” Wow, I thought – I agree with that, 100%. Continue reading

Highlights from 7/20/17 school board meeting

Seminar approach engages students

This summer has been fairly uneventful for Milford Schools, but the board did receive great financial news from our Treasurer this month! In fact, our year-end budget status is really the only notable news from this month’s board meeting. The district closed the 2016-2017 fiscal year 3% under budget (a little over $2 million in savings), and with income up appr. $1 million vs. projections (due to a number of factors, including increased real estate collections and income from commercial investments). Continue reading

Seminar approach engages students

Exclusive private school Phillips Exeter has used the Harkness approach to learning since 1930. This is a synergistic approach to problem solving and learning where teachers serve more as coaches or moderators, allowing students to explore subjects through discussion and collaboration.

This recent article discussed how Exeter was sharing the approach in San Diego recently, and asked the question: Can this approach be used in public schools with larger classes? Continue reading

Highlights from 4/20/17 school board meeting

Perfect audit, increased credit rating, millions saved for taxpayers
Homestead Exemption provides tax relief to seniors
Business Advisory Council seeking members
Ohio charter school funding questions continue
“13 Reasons Why” is difficult on many levels
Athletic Update

Extracurricular Update

Here are the highlights from the 4/20/17 school board meeting: Continue reading