Dear Friends and Colleagues,
This proves to be a busy time of the year as we move into the second half of the school year. High school students are preparing for new classes as well as scheduling for next years courses. The district’s operating budget for FY 2016 is starting to come together as is the school calendar for next year. As we approach the mid-point of the school year, I’d like to share some important information with you.
Preston Elementary School has suffered a hardship. It’s difficult to put into words the emotions surrounding the loss of our friend and staff member, Michaela Coulbourn. Throughout it all, though, the Preston School leadership and faculty have stood strong for their school, students and community. Added to the burden of this loss, have been the inconveniences of an occupied renovation, which have displaced classrooms and interrupted normal schedules. However, kudos to the renovation team, the PES staff and supportive parents who are models of professionalism.
My thanks to schools that have hosted the Board of Education work sessions. The Board and central office staff are extremely appreciative of the staff preparations and have benefited greatly from the presentations and discussions. We look forward to our second semester visits. Please join us as we move monthly from NCHS, to CRHS, to PES, and to LMS.
We recently completed another successful week at North Bay for all of our sixth grade students. This was the ninth year of the program and we look forward to many more years to come.
In the last letter, I wrote about the Superintendent search, which is now well underway. I would encourage you to get involved by participating in forums and discussions. I have tremendous faith in the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) and am confident their process will enable the Board to make an excellent decision.
Once again, I want to thank you for your hard work, dedication and collaboration as we work together to provide the children of Caroline County a world-class education.
Milton Nagel, CPA
Caroline County Public Schools