Whew—Made it through another year. I always say that the last couple of weeks are very challenging and this year was no exception. Kudos go to our staff and leadership for keeping students on track right up to the final day of school. Many thanks to all of our employees for another great academic effort that will be be positively highlighted when the achievement data is released. We continue to be on the right track.
The next couple of months will be fast-moving. In light of our strategic plan, we are rolling out recommendations for technology (digital transformation) and a career high school that we hope to have the board approve. In addition, we begin the move back to a new LPSDO beginning the first week in July. I am so looking forward to having all of our excellent team members under the same roof again.
Looking to next year, we are bracing for an increase in students of between 700 and 900. With the last remnants of the 2006 bond completed, we have to turn our attention to the next ten years. I have appointed an outstanding community advisory committee that will study our numbers, view our needs and provide a recommendation to the board in October.
Withe the local elections now over and our board having reorganized (congratulations to Don Mayhew for being elected and to Ed Zimmer for his great leadership last year), I am looking forward to having our new leadership team working collaboratively with the board to tweak the strategic plan and create goal priorities for 2013-14. With these in place, I believe we will have another exciting year to look forward to.
Until next time,