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December 2017 marks the end of my eighth year – and second term – as a Milford school board member. It is an honor to serve as one of your representatives to such a strong, successful school district. Continue reading

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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 5/18/17 and 6/15/17 school board meetings

May 2017 Five Year Forecast approved by school board
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

So sorry – I think last month was the first time in 7.5 years that I missed publishing articles for a monthly meeting when I was in attendance – but I guess it was bound to happen. So, I am making up for that now by including information for last month’s board meeting as well as this month’s. Below are highlights from both, as well as information from the special board meeting held on Monday, June 12: Continue reading

May 2017 Five Year Forecast approved by school board

In May, the board approved the Five Year Forecast. Treasurer Debbie Caudle has used conservative assumptions in both revenue and expenses. We do expect an increase in state funds in the upcoming biennial budget (2-year budget) – Milford has long been receiving less than our “fair share” of state funding, and the Governor has been working to achieve parity among school districts. Continue reading