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Weekly Update to the Board of Education 12-8-2022

Weekly Update to the Board of Education 12-8-2022

A message from Superintendent Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Dear Board Members,

This week marks the sixth week of our second quarter. Throughout this week, we have continued to focus our time and attention on engaging with our dynamic students, staff, and families in their academic and co-curricular endeavors. Hence, we have continued to glean knowledge during our instructional tours, environmental scans, and strategic conversations about ways to refine our practices in pursuit of ensuring our learning spaces are places where all students, staff, and families can thrive.

As we work to graduate all our students ready for college, careers, and the community, we must continue to buttress our systems for accelerating learning and addressing disparities. These efforts are bolstered by the process of respectful and thoughtful interrogation of resources, policies, and practices. This complex work is made more difficult by our local, national, and international challenges, including: ongoing health and racial injustice pandemics; widespread inflation; political polarization; staffing shortages; and supply chain disruptions. Therefore, we must work harder than ever before to include the perspectives and interests of all communities in our dialogues, planning, and implementation efforts, especially those groups who have historically been excluded from the fruits of American society. Only then will we see the broad based cultivation of the immense and diverse talent in our community.

As we move nearer to the transition from an old to a new year, we remain excited about continuing the work prescribed by the insightful words of our Strategic Framework. It is an honor and privilege to serve the students, staff, and families of our diverse and dynamic community! As such, we look forward to sharing more updates on our district’s progress with you in the coming weeks. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership!

Sincerely,
Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D.

 

Weekly Update, December 8, 2022