Welcome to SAU 41
Welcome to October,
With the fall comes the changing of the leaves and a nip in the air. Fall also signals the beginning of the budget season for our SAU. Our Principals, Department Heads, and SAU administrators are in the process of prioritizing their requests. As Superintendent, I have asked the administration to construct a budget that will allow us to continue to meet the goals and objectives outlined in our strategic plan in a financially responsible manner. One area of continued focus for the administration and our Boards will be to review our operational procedures to determine how best to deliver services to all students. We will examine our staffing levels, special education services, as well as, our standards and curriculum. In each area we will align our budget priorities to meet the goals and objectives outlined in our strategic plan. 21st Century Learning and our facilities/grounds are two areas we continue to review closely in order to ensure we expand our technology integration while maintaining our greatest assets, our physical plants.
In the area of curriculum, Assistant Superintendent Gina Bergskaug and Science Department Chair Rod Clark recently began discussions regarding our ninth grade course offerings. These discussions will continue at the School Board level in the upcoming months. Assistant Superintendent Bergskaug is also working closely with our elementary curriculum administrators along with Mr. Thompson and Mr. Barnes at the Cooperative level as we continue to review our science standards (K-12). In Brookline, Mr. Dobe and Mr. Molinari and their staffs continue the implementation of our new enVisions math program. We will be providing the Board and the community with regular updates regarding progress on these important areas.
On many occasions I am asked by students what my favorite part of the job has been. I reply that it is spending time with staff and students. To that end I have visited with our kindergarten students, observed a lesson in first grade, met with our student council, visited our “Maker Space”, had lunch with students, observed a science lab, watched our various sports team, and spent time in our high school library talking with students. I want to commend all our students for their efforts and thank them for representing the ideals of our communities. In closing I want to thank you, our parents for sharing this great group of students with our schools.
Have a wonderful October.
Mission & Vision Statement
The mission of SAU 41 is to ensure a strong, supportive learning environment focused on academic excellence.
The vision of SAU 41 is to help students acquire the knowledge and life skills for academic, social, and emotional success.
SAU 41 Strategic Plan
Given the tremendous amount of input received, the Steering Committee feels that the mission, vision, goals, and strategies that make up the Strategic Plan reflect the educational priorities of Hollis and Brookline’s elected officials, School Board members, parents, staff, and students. At each stage of the Plan’s development, the Steering Committee repeatedly reached out to the public to be sure that what the communities wanted is embodied in the Strategic Plan seen in the following pages. The Steering Committee is appreciative of leadership of the New England School Development Council in working with us in this process.
Read the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan.
Strategic Plan Deliverables Status
|Strategy 4.1||323.8 KB||2013-06-14 21:57:17|
|Strategy 2.6||1.27 MB||2013-06-14 21:57:50|
|Strategy 2.5||598.99 KB||2013-06-14 21:58:07|
|Strategy 1.2 B||744.59 KB||2013-06-14 21:56:27|
|Strategy 1.2 A and 4.4 revised||5.71 MB||2013-06-20 17:53:53|
|Strategy 1.2 A and 4.4||5.29 MB||2013-06-14 21:58:13|
|Strategy 1.1 C||2.02 MB||2013-06-18 13:32:59|
|Strategy 1.1 A and 1.1 B||1.19 MB||2013-06-14 21:57:06|
|2014-06-25-Strategic Plan Deliverable-Progress Matrix||915.08 KB||2014-06-25 12:25:45|
|2013-2014 Strategic Plan – SMART Goals Year Two Deliverables||124.63 KB||2013-12-12 16:25:00|
|2013-06-17-Strategic Plan Deliverable-Progress Matrix||109.4 KB||2013-06-14 21:48:04|
|Frequently Asked Questions||311.89 KB||2014-02-20 08:58:21|
|2014-01-30 Common Core Presentation||518.16 KB||2014-02-07 15:51:45|
|2014-01-13 CCSS DRAFT Presentation||274.15 KB||2014-02-07 15:51:45|
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