At last night's Board meeting, Board of Education members acted decisively and responsibly to address the structural deficit problem that exists in the District. Specifically, the Board voted 5-2 to approve the following motion - "For 2015/16, the Board of Education votes to direct the administration to close an elementary school."
The administration is now charged with developing options for the Board to consider. Beginning at the September 22 meeting and over the next several months, various scenarios and supporting information will be presented and refined for the Board to discuss, reflect upon, leading to eventually a decision that gives us appropriate time to implement.
The Board meeting schedule is available on the District website at: http://www.ecsd.us/index.php/ecsd/board-of-education/meeting-schedules.html
As this discussion moves forward, our work goes on. Just this morning, I joined Brenda Tenniswood and the elementary principals at Palms Elementary School for a discussion and classroom observation aimed at building common understanding of effective math instruction. The work being done in the classroom by the teacher and students was outstanding, the conversation afterward rich with ideas, and overall another example of the great work being done throughout classrooms in the District.
With this in mind, I am asking for your help and support to not engage in speculation and to stay positive. Our parents and students look to us to be examples of reassurance that day to day we will not lose sight of our purpose to be influential adults providing excellent academic, arts, and athletic experiences.
Thank you for all you do on behalf of your school communities, the District, and one another,
The District contracts with NEOLA, a company that monitors State and Federal legislation to develop policy language based on new or changes to existing legislation. NEOLA provides districts with a link to the Districts' policies hosted on their servers.
As part of their effort to be more transparent in the operation of the school district, the East China Board of Education has taken the step to make District policies public and easily accessible. To access District policies, click on the following link:
You will be taken directly to the Board Policy Table of Contents from which you can access Board policies from each of the ten policy series.
Currently, Administrative Guidelines are not accessible as they must now be reviewed and revised to align with the updated policies.
Ok, bus drivers have run through their routes, custodians have made our schools beautiful, secretaries have been busy doing the magical, mysterious things they do, teachers have gotten their classrooms ready, administrators have met with their staff, we are ready! Send your student off with a good breakfast and a positive word of encouragement and let's make this the best year ever!
CHARTWELLS IS NOW HIRING FOOD SERVICE WORKERS
We're looking for enthusiastic individuals who enjoy a fast paced environment. Must be a self starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision, possess good customer service skills, a desire to be successful, be punctual, hard working and embrace change. The job of Food Service Worker requires the worker to order food, heat food, serve breakfast, lunch or snacks to the students, clean the food preparation area and serving area, receive deliveries, and keep accurate client records for the National School Lunch Program.
Please apply at the food service office
1585 Meisner Road, East China, MI 48054