A quick reminder that the school holidays are fast approaching. Unless there is an unexpected snow day, Tues December 20 will be a full school day, staff return Mon 2 Jan 2023, and students on Tues 3 Jan.
Charles Auzqui addressed the current Federal Audit/Investigation which dates back to 2020 and maybe further looking into failures in financial systems and procedures. The investigation is serious and could have far-reaching consequences; such as returning money or disqualification for future funding. JCSD#1 has hired legal representatives, Holland & Hart to advise and represent its interests.
Whilst any investigation of this nature is concerning, Charles made it clear that he welcomes this opportunity to continue his initiatives to improve processes and identify areas of weakness and will comply fully with the investigators.
We again discuss the importance of Professional Development in the ‘art and science’ of teaching and what JCSD#1 is doing to constantly improve techniques and programs.
Finishing up on a celebratory note, we talked about the recent Milken Educator Award to Meadowlark Kindergarten teacher, Jessica Kavitz. This is a significant honor bestowed on a small number of teachers nationally who demonstrate exceptional talent and are models of excellence for the teaching profession that extends way beyond the classroom.
For more information about the award visit https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/about/criteria-for-selection/