(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.
Help Lowell Elementary raise money for a new inclusive playground, learn about informational workshops from Parents United, and take a deeper dive into SDW’s staff turnover numbers in this week’s edition of 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.
A bus driver shortage in the First Student Bus Company is set to have a major negative impact on students and families in the School District of Waukesha (SDW) as classes resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
This week marks two years since Waukesha became the touchstone of an international discussion about feeding students in public schools around America.
This week we’re covering a variety of ways to support our schools as well as giving you a handy cheat sheet of the most important SDW links.
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!
In Part 2 of this week’s Three Things, we’re starting a new series of informational posts about Special Education advocacy. Each month we’ll share a resource that we have found helpful in preparing us to successfully advocate for our children.