Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Superintendent Craig Gerlach Speaks at January Meeting

The new superintendent of the Stevens Point Area Public Schools spoke to the membership at our January 9 meeting.  He addressed the unique problems that the District faces and considers the compensation package to be a primary concern.  As we're aware, it's difficult to attract and retain teachers in the political and economic environment of the current Wisconsin situation when the District has no compensation plan.  When asked what we could do to help, he repeated the need for substitute teachers.  He also informed us of a task force focusing on the physical needs and assets with the intention of creating a long-term plan for managing those assets.  This likely will include a need for a referendum for necessary maintenance and improvements to physical plants.  He was realistic but positive that the District has overcome the turmoil of the past years and in a good position to move forward.

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