Mondays with Mendenhall - Feb. 10, 2020
I want to begin by sending my appreciation to everyone for their quick action last Tuesday to prepare work for students to complete during our first ever Virtual Snow Day. Now that we’ve had a test run, I look forward to our originally scheduled Virtual Day on February 18th to go smoothly.
Last Monday, the Oklahoma legislature returned to session and there are numerous bills related to education that will need our attention. Those bills relate to virtual schools, voucher bills, and teacher certification. I have not heard anything regarding teacher raises or placing additional funding in common education at this time. I want you to know that I will be at the Capitol this session more than I have been since coming to Muskogee. I will continue to keep you informed as I receive information from Oklahoma City.
Speaking of Oklahoma City, our very own Teacher of the Year Jacquie Hill from the Early Childhood Center was recognized as the Teacher of the Game by the Thunder on Sunday. I happened to be at the game and was very proud as she was introduced on the court. What an incredible honor that is not only for Ms. Hill, but also for our district!
Have a great week!
Jarod Mendenhall, Ed.D.
Muskogee Public Schools