At last Thursday’s school board meeting, the board voted on new 3-year contracts for certified staff (teachers) and classified staff (support personnel). I voted not to approve these contracts – not because our staff does not deserve a raise, not because they have not done an absolutely incredible job with the new challenges facing them, but because our upcoming financial situation is too uncertain right now. Below is the statement I made regarding my vote. Please email me or post here to ask any questions.
Here are highlights from the 3/14/19 & the 4/18/19 school board meeting: Continue reading
Here are highlights from the 2/21/19 school board meeting: Continue reading
Here are the highlights from the November 15, 2018 school board meeting: Continue reading
Milford HS to eliminate class rank, Valedictorian/Salutatorian
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.
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.
If you do not receive Meg’s monthly summary and would like to, please email her to be added to the list.
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
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
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