In December, our Board held one meeting that included a report on the District's elementary Spanish Immersion pilot program, an update on co-and-extra-curricular bond projects and the approval of the 2020-21 and 2021-22 student calendars.
In November, our Board heard reports on the formation of two district-level committees, the official enrollment report for 2019-20 and new course proposals at WHS. The Board also heard its first presentation on Golden Pennies, which, as a result of new legislation, could bring additional non-recapturable revenue to the district.
In October, our Board heard reports on the Special Education Program Review, the latest budget projections and the college admissions & AP report for the Class of 2019. The Board also named the Bond Oversight Committee for the 2019 Bond.
When I was a little boy, the holiday season was always filled with its own particular excitement. Growing up in Chicago, snow, while not assured, was a definite possibility. All the kids wanted snow so the old guy in the red suit could land his sleigh.
As we are about to embark on the holidays, I have always found it fitting the season starts with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is more than a day. It can be a way of being. Being thankful or grateful is the path to being joyful.