To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. - Winston Churchill
Spring is back: the new blooms are coming out, the weather is changing, and I can’t help but think of this quote. On that note, the Teaching and Learning team is taking advantage of this transition period to develop a plan where our partnerships will be solidified, our PD will be revamped and our members will be able to offer and receive immediate feedback to better support you.
We are very excited about the possibilities of collectively developing and planning new professional development sessions with our members' suggestions in mind!
Another valuable service to member districts: school bond support.
We became concerned a few months ago when a media blitz started about the taxation patterns of wind farms (wind energy systems if you talk to industry people).
There are quite a few different projections about next year’s State Aid budget, and some of the projections are relatively positive. We have tried to substantiate any kind of positive news about a guaranteed budget deal that will hold education harmless, but as far as we can tell there is no guarantee that this will happen.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in in March 2017 raised the bar on the standard educators must set for student progress for children on individualized education programs (IEPs).