Some of you may be aware of the high number of State initiatives currently in the works at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). State Superintendent Tony Evers has unveiled his "agenda 2017" which contains initiatives that focus on nearly every aspect of public education: graduation rates, college and career readiness, next generation assessments, common core standards, educator effectiveness, school and district accountability, and school funding. In short, the most comprehensive changes to public education in recent history.
Although many aspects of these comprehensive reforms are going to transpire over the next few years, it should be noted that the district is (and has been) putting in place all of the necessary components to make these initiatives successful for the benefit of our students. Clearly, one can agree or disagree with any or all of these State led initiatives, but the current environment is calling for public school reform. Rather than viewing these as things that have to be done, we are viewing them as things that should be done; this is not to say that our district is in 100% agreement with 100% of agenda 2017, but I do feel that we have the flexibility to institute these changes tailored specifically to our district to better meet the needs of our students.
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715-455-1683 ext. 119