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Some Updates about Twin Rivers and the Adult School

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I just emailed the following to the Twin Rivers Adult School Faculty and Staff, and thought it would be good to share here as well:

It has been some time since I emailed everyone, but I thought it was appropriate.

First, I will leave some elephants in the room, and I won’t be talking about my unemployment nor the charter in this email.  I’ll address those in the future.  (You can also read my blog at http://JacobJWalker.EffectiveEducation.org/blog for general updates about many different things in my life, including sometimes those, if you are so inclined.)

But, I want to tell everyone that I am working on getting a volunteer badge, so I can help out a little (keyword here is “little”!), especially with wrapping up things, and possibly doing specific voluntary projects at the behest of the board.

Speaking of the board, I went to the board meeting last night, and I want to report some positive news for the Adult School:

First, Rebecca Sandoval, who has been a continual strong supporter of adult students was elected as President of the board.  Bob Bastian who strongly supports vocational education as a valid pathway for students became vice president, and Mike Baker has been re-voted as clerk.

And everyone knows we have a new superintended, Dr. Steven Martinez.  And, from my dealings with him thus far, I think he will treat the adult school fairly, and work to have continued adult education services for our community.

Also, Dr. Walter Garcia Kawamoto continues to support adult education, asking that the adult school becomes part of every superintendent report.

I think these are all positive changes and events, and I feel the speaking out that was done by us and our students contributed to this changing of the tide, and for more awareness of the adult school and the students we serve.

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Written by Jacob Walker

July 3rd, 2013 at 7:22 am

Posted in Twin Rivers USD

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