I want to thank each of our students, families, teachers, and staff members for ensuring that the 2022-2023 school year got off to a smooth and successful start. District leaders, including our Board of Trustees, were excited to visit and support several schools to help kick off a great new year, and I was pleased to visit school sites and see the joy, high energy, and general enthusiasm from everyone at our schools. As we progress in the new school year, I want to ensure that our community is aware of the district's priorities as we highlight important initiatives, ask for your support, and work to provide the very best education for our children.
One of my top priorities for the district is to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all students, including English Language Learners (ELL). Our goal is that all English Language Learners, including immigrant students, attain English proficiency and meet our challenging state standards. I am excited to work with highly dedicated and expertly skilled teachers, administrators, and support staff.
Through our parent partnerships, we provide all of our students with an excellent education. Our Master Plan for English Learners details how we will ensure success for our English learners. With approximately 24% of our student population being English learners, it is critical that we articulate how we will meet their needs. Our Master Plan is our guide to assist all schools in the development, access to the core curriculum, and promotion of multicultural proficiency.
In your service,
Dr. Antoine Hawkins