Other than the two articles linked above, the only other highlight item is the 2019-2020 school year calendar. The calendar is presented to the board and the public for two months before the final vote. This gives plenty of time for comments and questions. The board held a public hearing on the 2019-2020 school calendar at the August meeting. The calendar will have its first reading at the September 20 board meeting, then be approved at the October meeting.
A Safety Task Force, consisting of teachers, administrators, two board members and local law enforcement and fire department leaders, including some staff members who are also parents in the district, has been evaluating Milford School’s safety protocols and making recommendations over the past six months. Continue reading
District implements new strategic plan, Portrait of a Graduate
Worried about job loss to Artificial Intelligence?
No Athletic/Extracurricular reports in July
Here are the highlights from the July 19, 2018 school board meeting: Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
Along the same lines as the Business Advisory Council’s work on later school start times: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, has released recent research on the myriad changes that take place in the teenage brain. Continue reading