The increase in school bus traffic on the roads is a sure sign that the regular school year is underway. What may have been a bus or two on a summer field trip has now increased substantially as numerous students are transported to schools in every community.
Calendar-wise, mid July signals the half-way point of the month. However, if you’re a student, it is also the mile marker for the half-way point of the summer.
After meeting in closed session June 24 for a review of Ed Saxton’s work in the district’s top post, the St. Francis School Board voted 5-2 to approve a contract that would retain the former St. Francis High School principal in his current role as district superintendent through the 2015-2016 school year.
Why won’t the weather change? It will, I think. When it does, we will be reminded that transitions are an important part of day-to-day activities.
For years, one of the most common conversation starters has been, “Hey, what’s new?”
Years ago, a principal for whom I once worked, told me, “In my opinion, it’s what you do that is not in your job description that makes the real difference.” This December, I had the opportunity to observe this concept in action on two separate occasions.