Dear Moreland Community,
While you wouldn’t know it from the weather, spring is here. This time of year brings so many celebrations and important milestones, a new season, and so many opportunities to learn. Seeing our students enjoying the little breaks of sun, outdoor classrooms, and flexible learning spaces makes me so excited for this part of the school year. Each week, as I visit classrooms, I continue to be impressed with our educators and the creativity they bring to educating and supporting our students.
Music in Our Schools Month & MEF
March is Music in Our Schools Month, a time to bring attention to, celebrate, and acknowledge the importance and enrichment of music education. Moreland’s award-winning music program begins in elementary school and continues through 8th grade. Thanks to the support of the Moreland Education Foundation (MEF), students have the opportunity to experience instrumental music opportunities, sought-after music teachers, and a community that understands and values how music compliments the whole-child education.
Strategic Plan Update
Our Core Planning Team met in February to draft the new strategic plan based on the feedback we received in our focus groups. We are working between now and the end of April on this draft and invite you to join us at our May 9, 2023 Board Meeting as we present this draft during a Board Study Session for review and feedback. The final plan will come before the Board in June for final approval.
Hiring and Bargaining Updates
The district is currently in bargaining conversations with our labor partners MTA who represent our classroom teachers. It is our highest priority to ensure that our educators receive competitive salaries and benefits. Our team is also attending educator hiring fairs throughout the month to continue to bring in the best educators to serve our students.
Women’s History Month
Finally, we can’t let this month go by without recognizing the impact and contributions women have made and continue to make in the United States. In our Moreland community alone, we celebrate and recognize the contributions of our elected officials and Board Members, members of our leadership team, teachers and support staff, volunteers, and young girls making a difference every day. I encourage you to attend events around the community and explore resources celebrating women’s history this month and throughout the year.
Dr. Clover Codd