Grade Configuration, School Size and Class Size. Planning and Development Committee April 2, 2012 Brenda Koch, Executive Director Dr. Josh Middleton, Assistant Superintendent.
Planning and Development Committee
April 2, 2012
Brenda Koch, Executive Director
Dr. Josh Middleton, Assistant Superintendent
“Any vision of what our schools need to become so that children can succeed in the new economy must be based firmly on a foundation that affirms that we are once and for all sincere about giving every American child a quality education.”
Dr. Rudy Crew
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