Well here we are finally at spring break. I don’t know about the students but the teachers are ready to take a little breather before we hit the home stretch.
This week I would like to clarify the staffing information that I sent out last week. My goal is to have all classrooms, grades K-8, be at 30 students or below. With the information I sent out last week, I was able to reach that goal. The key component to making this all work for next year is that we are able to raise as much money through the Foundation as we have in the past. I included an extra 2 staff members in last week’s proposal based on our average Foundation fundraising for the past couple of years.
Some people ask which staff members the Foundation Funds are paying for. The way I look at the Foundation Funds is that they are not necessarily paying for an individual but they are helping us to lower class sizes and maintain current levels of programming for our school as a whole. Without those funds, we would have to make some very difficult decisions. However, the dollar amount we need to maintain the staffing I sent out last week is a conservative estimate and is very doable if we all work together to make it happen.
I hope this helps to clarify the situation and demonstrate how important it is that we all work together at the Auction to strengthen the learning environment for our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email.
I hope that you are able to spend some time this spring break enjoying your families and if you are travelling that you have a safe journey.
Have a great spring break!
Beverly Cleary K-8
1915 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97212
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Dear PPS staff and families,
The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.
The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.
From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district
At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.
Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.
Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?