News and Information
The Education subcommittee meets regularly with the District Leadership Team to ensure that any scenarios for a change in school consolidation or grade configuration is educationally, socially, and emotionally appropriate. Any proposed changes will be driven first and foremost by sound educational reasons and the best interests of the students, family, and larger community. We believe change offers the opportunity for wide-ranging educational enrichment.
In August, the BEST and the District Leadership Teams led an info and feedback session for K-7 educators. Each educator discussed each scenario, rotating through stations. Their comments were transcribed verbatim and are available for review.
Elementary Educators discuss moving 6th to Mohawk;
Elementary Educators discuss consolidating grades 3-5 into one school;
Elementary Educators discuss consolidating grades PK-2 in one school;
Elementary Educators discuss Pre-K only in all schools
Middle School Teachers discuss moving 6th to Mohawk.
In June, the BEST Education Subcommittee held a series of “focus groups” with parents in to discuss the concept of integrating 6th grade into the Mohawk Middle School. We compiled the comments and feedback of the nearly 35 parents and concerned stakeholders who attended the sessions. A summary/findings report was reviewed at the full BEST committee meeting on June 26 .The Administration is meeting with teachers on Sept 21 to get their input on the opportunities and challenges each scenario offers.
Research on Grade Configuration