From the Superintendent

I set a personal record last week: 21 schools in four days! I can’t say thank you often enough to everyone who made this the smoothest school start in my memory. All this hard work will help ensure that this week, when we welcome our youngest learners (Pre-K and K), their families can rest assured that we’re ready to start their precious children down the road to learning. 

SPPS Staff Recognized for 25 Years of Service

More than 100 staff celebrated their silver anniversary and were honored recently at a recognition luncheon. Each 25-year employee received a clock with his or her name engraved on it. Hear from fellow staff members about their 25 years of service.

Action Items

All Staff - Submit Recommendations for the Legislative Agenda for 2014 Session
Teachers - Join the Culturally Responsive Teaching Cohort
Teachers - Apply for the Inspired Educator Grant
Teachers - Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Teachers - Apply for Funds to Support School-Year 2013-14 Enrichment Programs
Principals - Designate a Contact for In-Building Professional Development 
Clerks, Principals, Interested Staff - Register for Title I Clerks Meeting
Principals/clerks - Provide Building Contacts to the Office of Title I Funded Programs
Wellness Champions - Attend the Kick Off Wednesday, September 25

Employee Wellness

Do you qualify to save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in healthcare costs in 2014?

Department News and Announcements

Facilities Department Website Changes
Teacher Contract Negotiations Meetings Are Open to the Public


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