The Board met for their regular monthly meeting on December 11, 2018. All Board members and I were present except Tasha White who was absent due to illness.
The Board met for their regular monthly meeting on October 9, 2018. (Note that we have installed a camera and all Board meetings will be recorded and shared on the CSD website.) The Board began the meeting with a moment of silence for the Winnona Park student that recently passed away. Continue reading
The Board and administrative team have had opportunities recently to work with an expert on how organizations tackle transformational change. We have all found it quite helpful, especially because it put words to some of the things we were experiencing as we undertake a major transformational change–elimination of race-based gaps in discipline, participation, and achievement. While the information we’ve learned is quite extensive, this post is going to focus on some of the big pieces. Continue reading
As we are all struggling to comprehend yet another tragic school shooting, I thought it would be helpful to share some thoughts regarding how we approach student safety in City Schools of Decatur (CSD). I will also share some thoughts about the school walkouts that others are planning. Continue reading
One of the qualities that drew me to Decatur was the Spanish program. I have long believed that in the U.S., languages are traditionally taught at the wrong time, so I was thrilled to see Decatur begins language learning at the appropriate time in a child’s development. Continue reading