Department news and announcements

Elementary principals wanted to serve as Reading Recovery trainers
Saint Paul Public Schools is currently seeking administrators to train Reading Recovery teachers in their school to be part of a comprehensive intervention team. I3 funds are currently available to pay for the cost of training a Reading Recovery teacher (i3 funds pay for training; building funds pay for Reading Recovery teacher positions).

Reading Recovery teachers teach a variety of small intervention groups throughout their day in addition to providing high-quality one-on-one support to struggling first-graders through Reading Recovery. Please contact Maren R. Wallenberg, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, to arrange a meeting for further information. She can be reached at maren.wallenberg@spps.org or 651-744-1338.

Saint Paul's summer job initiative 'Right Track' now taking applications from students!
The new youth employment partnership Right Track is now taking applications from youth for the 2014 summer. City staff have talked to most school counselors, principals, many teachers and community outreach, but want to make sure all teachers know about the youth summer jobs (start at age 14 for qualifying youth from low-income households). More details—as well as job descriptions to openings this summer—can be found on the City of Saint Paul website

Playground improvements and maintenance
Beginning in March, the Facilities Department will conduct routine maintenance and other work to improve the quality of our playgrounds. This work is expected to continue throughout the summer.

The contractor, Flagship Recreational Inc., will be required to contact each site's custodial engineer 24 hours prior to any scheduled work. Upon arriving at the site, the contractor’s employees will be required to check in with the main office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Facilities one-stop at 744-1800 or email ESG@spps.org.

Job posting: S-Term 2014 middle school instrumental music teacher
Applications are now being accepted from qualified licensed staff for Middle School Instrumental Music Teacher positions for Summer Term (S-Term) 2014. Licensed Middle School Instrumental Music Teachers will be required to work six hours per day on designated S-Term days. Learn more.

It's Never Too Late to Graduate program launched on March 6
The Office of College and Career Readiness (OCCR) kicked off their It’s Never Too Late to Graduate program on Thursday, March 6. The program:

  • Reconnects with former SPPS students who did not graduate on time.
  • Guides students to earn their diplomas.
  • Supports students’ transition into post-secondary options.

For more information, download the flyer or contact Rosa at rosa.miyashiro@spps.org or Mana Vue at mana.vue@spps.org.