Looks like three people have filed to start campaigns for School Board, each in a different region.
Ruben Van Kempen, a 35-year teacher and head of the drama program at Roosevelt High School, is retiring. I can't say enough about this man, his energy, his hard work to build a stellar drama program and, most of all, his belief in students. A fund has been set up to raise money to name RHS' theater the "Ruben Van Kempen Theatre."
Who got the Federal Reserve building? Long-time developer Martin Selig. No word on what he'll do with it.
I had been waiting to see what tomorrow's Work Session on Charters/Strategic Plan was about and now I know.
The Board is actually considering being an charter school authorizer.
The Presentation reads like a campaign ad for 1240 and includes "best interests" of the District and discussion of continuum of partnership and collaboration. And guess what? Not a single Director or staff member name attached. There's the courage of your convictions for you.
I will write a separate thread but honestly, this is utter nonsense if ONLY from the viewpoint of how does this district (and Board) have the bandwidth and money and capacity for this? It's bullshit and it's evidence of some larger puppetmasters out there.
My advice? Write to the Board, RIGHT NOW, and tell them that they and the district have a LOT better things to be addressing. It's firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a lighter note, literary tattoos (but don't show these to your teen).
What's on your mind?