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From the Superintendent: Concerns about the proposed 'Student Success Act'

I’d like you to be aware of some financial realities facing Saint Paul Public Schools and urban school districts nationwide. Because of congressional gridlock over the past several years, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, was not reauthorized.

Video: AVID celebrates 10-year anniversary in SPPS

On Feb. 21, more than 100 district partners, community members and SPPS staff turned out to celebrate 10 years of student success through the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. 

Action items
  • All staff: S-Term information now available
  • All staff: Apply for S-Term positions by April 15
  • All staff: Volunteer to become a Sustainability Champion
  • All staff: Student engagement surveys will be conducted in March and April
  • Principals: Important Children's Internet Protection Act message
  • Principals and music teachers: Extension for piano assessment
  • All staff: Attend pre-retirement seminars in March
  • All staff: Nominate teachers for 'Rotary Teacher of the Year' by April 10
  • All staff: Volunteers needed for new recycling program
  • Teachers and paraprofessionals: iPad professional development courses available
  • Teachers: Review sabbatical leave information
  • Teachers: Apply for grants now
Department news
  • Elementary progress report pick up is March 16
  • Stay up to date with the Multilingual Learning newsletter
  • Students invited to participate in Earth Day art contest
  • Student Placement Center changes building hours
Employee wellness
  • Need an energy boost? Take 10
  • SPPS employees have access to free counseling services
Kudos
  • Leslie Yoder selected as 1 of 25 Lilead Fellows nationwide
  • National School Social Work Week was March 1-7
  • Como Park girls basketball team takes home first Saint Paul City Conference title
  • Boys basketball: Johnson heading to state tournament for 6th time in 7 years