Superintendents' Advisory Committee
2015-2016 SAC Meetings
|September 10, 2015||February 18, 2016|
|October 15, 2015||March 24, 2016|
|November 12, 2015||April 21, 2016|
|December - No Meeting||May 19, 2016|
|January 21, 2016|
April 21, 2016 SAC Meeting
Marty Daybell, Executive Director of WSIPC, brought a presentation on "What's New at WSIPC/New on the Horizon?" Other highlights were Mike Lynch sharing information on the Safety Co-op and updates by WASA Assistant Executive Director John Dekker and OSPI Assistant Superintendent Bob Butts. Mike Lynch, North Central ESD, shared information on plans for a Safety Co-op.
February 18, 2016 SAC Meeting
Bob Butts, OSPI Assistant Superintendent, brought information and updates on the ESSA State Plan, and also provided important data about the teacher shortage. Dan Steele, Assistant Executive Director, WASA, provided a Legislative Update via K-20, and Paul Ballard, Dean, CWU College of Ed & Professional Studies, brought information about the CWU Education Program. To view handouts from the meeting, please go to February 2016 SAC Material.
January 21, 2016 SAC Meeting
Dave Alfred, Executive Director of ERNN, brought a "Statewide Insights on Negotiations" message to the January 21 SAC meeting. From a local perspective, Superintendent Brian Flones, Wenatchee School District, shared his district's negotiations experience earlier in the school year. Bob Butts, OSPI, shared information about the teacher shortage and answered questions about ESSA via K-20. WASA information was shared by Bill Keim and Michelle Price shared highlights from AASA. ESD staff also brought updates from their departments. To view handouts from the meeting, please go to January 2016 SAC handouts.
November 12, 2015 SAC Meeting
Superintendent Scott Sattler, Bridgeport School District, was presented with a plaque in honor of the recognition Bridgeport High School recently received in Newsweek for being one of the top 500 in the nation. Dan Steele, Assistant Executive Director from WASA, brought a presentation on "All Things McCleary: WASA Legislative Strategy 2016" and Shelley Seslar, NCESD Managing Director, was back by special request to present information on "ACEs II: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Influence Achievement." State updates were brought by Dan Steele, WASA, and Bob Butts, OSPI. To view handouts from the presentations, please go to November SAC Agenda and Handouts.
October 15, 2015 SAC Meeting
Superintendent Steve McCullough, Tonasket School District, was presented with a plaque in honor of the recognition Tonasket High School recently received in Newsweek for being one of the top 500 in the nation. Dr. Alan Burke, Executive Director of WSSDA, brought an update on implications of the McCleary Decision and Shelley Seslar, NCESD Managing Director, presented information on ACEs: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Influence Achievement. Dr. Gary Christensen, Eastmont, presented an inspiring slide show from his trip to East Africa to volunteer for the Shelter Box Project. To view handouts from the presentations, please go to October SAC Meeting Handouts.
September 10, 2015 SAC Meeting
Superintendent Lois Davies from Pateros, SAC President and WASA President-Elect, and Superintendent Michelle Price from Moses Lake, WASA Past President, were honored at the SAC meeting for their leadership (pictured below left). Dr. Rich McBride, NCESD Superintendent, presented Dr. Price with a gavel in honor of her year's service as 2014-15 WASA President. They are pictured below right with Dr. Bill Keim, Executive Director of WASA.
Dr. Bill Keim, WASA Executive Director, brought an update on implications of the McCleary Decision. Dr. Keim's PowerPoint presentation can be viewed, along with other handouts, at September SAC Meeting. Pictured below (left) are superintendents who broke into small groups to discuss different elements/implications of the McCleary Decision. Pictured on the right are superintendents new to our region (l-r): Superintendent Steve McCullough, Tonasket; Superintendent Tami Hickle, Paschal-Sherman, and Superintendent Rich Stewart, Nespelem. Not pictured: Superintendent Gene Nelson, Wilson Creek.