March 2015 - Week 4
Middle City Elementary School
Hello Middle City School District Community,
I would like to take a moment to address the support the mayor and city council have provided by passing a resolution requesting that the Middle City elementary school not be closed. I want to strongly emphasize that I too share the same sentiment that the mayor and city council have in recognizing the historical significance of Middle City elementary school. All parties can agree that the school is an important landmark of our community. With that said, please know at this time there has been no decision made to close Middle City elementary school.
As Superintendent of Middle City School District, I have been entrusted with the responsibility to continuously evaluate our instructional programs, as well as the operations of our schools to ensure we provide an excellent education to all students, in the most operationally efficient and fiscally prudent manner. As such, at the December 17th, 2015 public school board meeting, the board of school directors approved a motion that requested my administration and I to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the current and future capital improvements Middle City elementary for the next 1, 5, and 10 years. The report has been completed and I will be presenting the findings to the board and public at the upcoming school board meeting scheduled on March 24th, 2015. After my presentation I will offer a recommendation of future action to the board of school directors based upon finding in this report. It is important to note that a critical element of my recommendation will be to seek board approval to form multiple committees that will be comprised of both internal and external district stakeholders. The purpose of these committees will be to afford the community the ability to provide input into any decision making process forthcoming. It is my belief that through the open and honest dialog these committee will provide we will be able to find an amicable solution to address the Middle City elementary school concerns.
Superintendent of Schools