Administrator’s Nook by Mike Funk
Throughout my tenure as a superintendent in Minnesota, faculty boards have all the time been nonpartisan. Native folks run for the varsity board and work collectively to enhance the schooling system for the scholars and employees of their faculty district.
Immediately, colleges have turn into a part of the partisan battleground in American politics on the federal, state and native ranges. Some candidates declare that public faculty kids are politically indoctrinated as a part of their campaigns. We’ve got some claiming that lecturers promote the political group, Black Lives Matter. Others imagine the district is a proponent of vital race principle. These are all glorious speaking factors for the media, however what’s the actuality?
The truth is that we have now a high quality faculty system in Albert Lea, the place we educate kids views to find out about points from a number of viewpoints. We take a balanced method to educating subjects in schooling and don’t promote any political ideology. We would like our graduates to be vital thinkers. I invite anybody working for political workplace to return in and meet with me to get an concept of how we educate our kids in Albert Lea. As a former social research instructor, I welcome this dialogue.
A robust faculty board has a big optimistic influence on the schooling system in a group. We’ve got had nice success in my tenure in Albert Lea due to the standard faculty board members who made up the board. The make-up of the following board might be an important think about educating the following technology of youngsters in Albert Lea. I encourage residents of our group to get entangled and contemplate working for the varsity board.
Albert Lea Space Faculties doesn’t have a major, so our submitting interval for the varsity board doesn’t start till Aug. 2 and closes on Aug. 16.
Lastly, I want to shut by thanking our total group for the previous 13 years. I’m honored to have led a faculty system for a technology of scholars. It has been nice to have been a part of so many organizations in Albert Lea. What separates this group from others is the collaboration amongst teams of individuals to get issues completed.
My household and I’ll have fond reminiscences of elevating our daughters on this group. Please keep in mind to ALways Count on the Finest!
Mike Funk is Albert Lea superintendent and not too long ago accepted a brand new job as superintendent in Stillwater.