At OPSRC, our mission is to support public schools across the state, and we’ve developed a creative solution to help our members with their school bond requests. As we all know, schools face critical budget shortages this year, and these shortages make it even more critical that schools find different ways to fund activities and expenses. One solution that many school districts rely on is passing a bond to fund much-needed capital expenses. The challenge with a bond is ensuring that community members understand why the school bond is necessary, they know what the funds generated by the bond will be used for and they understand the logistics of when and where to vote.
It’s finally fall, y’all! I know you’ve been busy with teacher evaluations, data analysis, sports events--the list goes on. It can absolutely be overwhelming, but we are always here to help. Many of you use the NWEA MAP assessment to measure student growth, which provides powerful data to help you set your instructional priorities and create student interventions.
Our executive director explains our funders and why they support our mission.
We’ve all heard the term “October Blues” time and time again. It’s that period in the school year when everything starts to feel a little harder. Maybe it’s fatigue, playing the catch-up-game with the never-ending deadlines, or just the cold weather approaching.
Two weeks! Just two weeks until that long-anticipated Winter Break you and your students so deserve: Joy to the World! We sincerely hope you’ll have some Silent Nights in store.