Interim Superintendent Robert Willis plans to announce five major initiatives for the Rockford School District today during a luncheon — called RPS Readiness Rocks! — with community leaders at Rock Valley College’s Stenstrom Center for Career Education.
Last week, Willis called the event is a mini State of the Schools address –the annual event hosted by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Willis said he plans to speak at a bigger event early next year. Keynote speaker at the event today is Ed Morrison, from Purdue University’s Center for Regional Development. He’s expected to share insight in economic and workforce advancement.
The invite-only event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today; I’ll file updates via twitter. Follow me here; I’ll use hash tag #rsd121.
District officials have already announced plans for several changes in the 2012-13 school year, such as extending the middle and high school day by adding a seventh class period. That move is still pending School Board approval. They’ve also announced ideas for the future to expand the district’s gifted and Montessori programs. (By the way, enrollment for kindergarten/Montessori pre-k students has already started; click here for more.)
Weigh in below: What initiatives do you think Willis will introduce?
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