The old adage says that "no news is good news" and when it comes to cholesterol testing or dental exams, it's so true. However, it's not true here on a school board blog. I've been so discouraged about the economy, community lay-offs, and district budget woes that I thought it best to wait on posting until I had something good to say. You know that other old adage "if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all." So I've decided to say some nice things.
Some of the very best school parents live right here in our district. Everywhere you look, parent volunteers are doing their best to help the district succeed. From Boosters to Band Patrons, from kinders to seniors, parents are involved in supporting student success. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
Some of the very best education programs are right here in our district. Innovative reading, math and writing programs are being used every day to help our students sharpen their skills. Music, drama, art, and pottery are just a few of the programs that allow students to find their "true love" and motivation. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
Some of the very best staff are right here in our district. Every district employee has our students' best interest at heart. Our staff is creative, kind, and encouraging. They work long days without complaining and show up at night to support extra-curricular activities. Going that extra mile for student success is done selflessly. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
Some of the very best students are right here in our district. Our kids are preparing every day to reach for the stars. Their potential is unlimited, and they know it. The future is in very capable hands. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
As far as the "say nothing at all" part of this post goes, I won't mention the budget. I won't mention detention. I won't mention make-up work. Let's just stay focused on all the good stuff in our district. And let me thank you again for your hard work and dedication.