The following "Letter to the Editor" was submitted Monday by Joseph V. Erardi Jr., Superintendent of Schools in Southington.
According to recent statistics, if you have a son or daughter who is interested in a career in technology, what they learned as a freshman will be outdated by the time they are in their junior year of college!
Therefore, how do we prepare for long range planning to ensure student readiness for higher education and the workforce?
I am pleased to share with the community that a cohort of teacher leaders will be working with me, and with you, to gather data on what we believe our schools’ will need to look like in 2020 to keep pace with today’s changing world.
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Amy Perry, Dan Murdzek, Holly Boudreau, Jennifer Discenza, Jessica Bruenn, Julie Zellner, Kelly Nichols, Marisa Calvi-Rogers, and Tina Riccio have all completed our two-year Administrative Aspirant Program and are willing to facilitate and to synthesize both the qualitative and quantitative data collection on the issue.
In the immediate future, your opinion will be asked on what tomorrow must look like for us to remain a school district of high-quality teaching and learning. All of our community voices are an integral part to this long range planning initiative. Therefore, over the next six weeks you will see numerous meetings and opportunities for your opinion to be collected by the planning committee.
I hope that every community member is willing to share their thoughts on this very important issue as we move forward within this school year.
Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools
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