(Español abajo) On Tuesday evening, over 100 parents, current and past students, and educators attended an extremely contentious meeting with SDW administrators about the future of the Personalized Learning Programs (PLP) in three of the district’s middle schools. Superintendent James Sebert, Deputy Superintendent Jen Gennerman and Director of Middle School Teaching and Learning Deirdre Garcia, along with the principals of Butler, Horning and Les Paul presented the reasoning for the discontinuation of the program. School board members Diane Voit, Mark Borowski, and Karrie Kozlowski were also present.
Alliance Statement on Discontinuation of Middle School Personalized Learning Programs (Compass, Flight, Quest)
The decision to discontinue Compass, Flight, and Quest is being made with no plan, no parental input, no data, and no alternatives. We encourage any family who has a student currently involved in the program, or who might want to have their student involved in the future, to please attend the meeting tomorrow evening to share your thoughts with district administration.
Two more schools need help raising money for their playgrounds, Blessings in a Backpack is holding an electronics scrap drive, and we give you a recap of last weeks T&L meeting along with a reminder about tonight’s full board meeting in this week’s Three Things.
The 2023-24 school year is under way, and in this week’s edition of Three Things, we’re giving you tips on how to help your kids manage the transition, how to build strong relationships with their teachers, and how to stay informed and get involved with our district.
Have you ever considered running for school board? The Alliance for Education in Waukesha is hosting an Information Night on September 19 for anyone interested in learning more!
Though the lack of bilingual teachers and resulting large class sizes immediately impacts Dual Language classes the most, the inability to retain and hire a sufficient number of teachers is a universal issue affecting all educators, students and families in the district. Looking forward the Alliance will seek ways to address these concerns and we encourage all district families to continue voicing their concerns and asking questions of district administration.
In the third edition of Three Things, we’re covering Parent Satisfaction Surveys, a summary of the 7/19/23 Board Meeting, and Teacher Wish Lists.
In the second edition of Three Things, we’re covering the July 19 School Board Meeting, the Summer School Musical at Waukesha West, and an update on the contract termination of Melissa Tempel.
The Alliance for Education in Waukesha is deeply disturbed by the actions that the School District of Waukesha Board took at its monthly meeting on Wednesday night. [View meeting at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TgEgoJSrAg ] Although we are heartened that the Board chose not to force a unilateral business casual dress code onto SDW staff which would have made their day-to-day jobs much more physically difficult and painful, we are saddened by how their actions have sought to single out, alienate and/or out LGBTQ+ students in the district and force SDW staff to be put in the middle in notifying SDW parents of students’ […]