Friday, September 4, 2009

Message from Supt. Grier about Pres. Obama's Tuesday Speech

To All Principals:

All superintendents in the United States were notified by Secretary of Education Duncan last week that President Obama would be addressing all students in the country regarding the value of education. His national address to students will be on Tuesday, September 8, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. The broadcast will be live on the White House web site and will be broadcast by the County Office of Educations on ITV Channel 16.

We have received a number of phone calls and emails regarding this instructional opportunity and I want to clarify the district position.
  1. The President’s address is available to schools and individual teachers to include in their daily lesson plans as an option, it is not a required activity.

  2. If the school is contacted by a parent to request that their child not be included in this activity, the child will be permitted to leave the classroom for another supervised activity for the very short duration of the President’s address.

  3. Principals are asked to make accommodations for alternative activities as needed for their individual schools.
Terry Grier