Thursday, October 30, 2008

This and That . . .

Well, news from this workshop has been a bit mixed.

The governor spoke yesterday, and he was one of at least three different speakers throughout the program these past couple of days to indicated that we may be lucky to simply maintain the level of state funding that was received for this school year. As some of you who have been following our financial situation know, Woodbury received a 20% increase in state aid for this school year, and we were slated (in accordance with the new state funding formula for schools) to receive a similar increase for the 2009-10 school year. The news regarding the toughening financial times and how that may impact state aid to school paints a much different financial picture for us. Time will tell -- we typically do not receive state dollar numbers until late January.

On the other hand, I just came from a wonderful presentation regarding the use of today's technology tools in the classrooms. I may be able to post the PowerPoint for the program in the near future. It was very upbeat and spoke to a very different, exciting classroom experience.

Finally -- how nice! World Champion Phillies. And, the 3-inning game allowed my kids (and me!) to be up to see it happening. That worked out nicely.

Have a great day.


Anonymous said...

So glad your workshop went well. More importantly, does Woodbury employ enough subs for the amount of individuals who will be parading tomorrow.....and no, I am not speaking to the Halloween parades at the elementary schools.

Joseph Jones said...

Unfortunately, our work does not allow such easy access to that parade -- but we will be there in spirit!