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Madison Metropolitan School District

Weekly Update to the Board of Education 7-7-2022

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

Dear Board Members,

This week, which is the third week of our summer semester, has certainly been eventful. During this week, our students, staff, families, and community members have shared in the emotions experienced throughout our country in response to the horrific instances of violence during our celebration of the nation’s 246 years of independence. As such, we continue to find ways to educate a dynamic and increasingly diverse generation during a time of uncertainty, intolerance, and social unrest. Our challenge as a district and community is to use our words and actions to inspire one another to a higher level of human decency so our students, families, staff, and community members can positively affect society.

During this time of year, we reflect on our scholars’ unlimited potential for positively transforming the fabric of our nation and world. Hence, our staff are tasked with making preparations for the upcoming school year. These preparations include completing tasks associated with staffing our buildings and departments; providing summer learning and enrichment for scholars; performing necessary maintenance on our learning spaces; waiting in anticipation for summative assessment data from the state and federal governments; and taking needed breaks to enhance mental and physical restoration and wellness. Each of these endeavors contribute to our district building the capacity to pursue our Strategic Framework goals and live out our core values.

As we engage in our summer capacity building, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and partnership. I look forward to providing you with updates on our district’s progress in the coming weeks.

Sincerely,
Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D.

 

Weekly Update, July 7, 2022