Over the past 8 school years our district has been able to raise its reserve funds from a modest 10% to a very robust 30%. Despite declining enrollments and decreasing property taxes we have made the tough decisions that were in the best interest of the whole district. Some of these tough decisions included closing some schools and laying-off personnel. However, because we were fiscally responsible during recent tough times we are now reaping the benefits and beginning to expand programs and add staff back to our district.
Through collaboration with teachers, students, parents, community members, and Board Members, I always work to develop a team approach to continuously improving our educational programs. In the districts that I have been the superintendent, we made a number of changes aimed at long-term improvements for everyone in the district.
We have upgraded our technologically in both of the districts that I have been the superintendent.
- Teachers and students have received laptop computers.
- The infrastructure of our systems have been upgraded.
- All of our textbooks, in all subject areas, have been newly adopted using a collaborative process.
- Staff have received additional training in a variety of subject areas.