Superintendent's Message, March 1, 2023
It is hard to believe it is March already. There are many important recognitions in the month of March including Music in Our Schools Month, Read Across America Month, Women’s History Month and Developmental Disabilities Month. All of these are important to recognize, and you can read more about each of them on our main page.
There are two important items this month I would like to bring to your attention. One is a survey that families can take to help us improve our school quality. Please help guide our school’s continuous improvement process by taking our short anonymous annual School Stakeholder Survey. Each year students, families and staff are surveyed in an ongoing effort to understand our specific strengths and challenges that impact school quality. Click here to take survey and submit your thoughts by March 31. Thank you for helping us continue to improve.
The second opportunity is for all juniors. On Wednesday, March 22, all juniors will take the Student Aptitude Test (SAT) at no cost. There will be a 4 hour late start for all other high school students with late bus transportation provided. The SAT has many benefits for students, and we are pleased to be able to provide it to all juniors free of charge. Click here for more information.
I also know many people have our budget process on their minds. We are working hard to right-size our district and ensure our expenses match our revenues next year and into the future. This has not been an easy process for any of us. I want to assure families and the community that we are going to continue rigorous instruction throughout this process and will provide the quality education you have come to expect from Everett Public Schools. If you have any budget questions, you can visit our budget webpage.
Thank you for being partners in education.
Be safe and be well
Dr. Ian B. Saltzman, Superintendent