SSDA is back at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach for the 2024 Superintendents' & High School Leaders' Summit!
Dates of the Summit: July 21 - July 23, 2024
The SSDA room block is officially open, so book your stay today at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California.
Book your stay: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/NEWPO/G-SS24
SSDA's New Executive Board Member Onboarding is underway. Welcome to the team Dr. Helio Brasil, Melanie Matta, and Tom O'Malley. We are grateful to be in beautiful Montecito, thanks to Dr. Amy Alzina!
Great Podcast for District Charter Authorizers to listen to:
Show Notes & Featured Topics
1:32 – Charter renewals and where we left off (listen to Episode 57 here)
2:19 – AB 1505 (2019) and The Charter Schools Act reform
5:32 – Removal of the Dashboard and impact on charter renewals
8:20 – Other factors impacting renewal
9:10 – Data used for renewals
12:36 – Examples of Verified Data
14:30 – Potential disputes over data
16:48 – Governance and fiscal issues
18:32 – "Cure and Correct" notices
19:01 – Selective enrollment issues
19:29 – The Charter Schools Act
22:16 – Notice of deficiencies
23:15 – Next steps for charter authorizers
SSDA President Teri Rufert, SSDA Secretary Nicole Newman, SSDA Past President Stuart Packard, Barrett Snider and Caitlin Jung joined other school leaders to fight for small school districts in Washington. "Awesome opportunity to meet at The White House today with Special Assistant to the President, Mario Cardona. Discussed issues impacting small and rural schools," said Superintendent Packard. Hundreds of California education leaders are at the Capital this week as part of a Coast to Coast trip.
District 1 Woman of the Year Heather Hadwick, Modoc County Office of Education, Nominated by Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
This week‚ we had the privilege of celebrating the 1st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year‚ Heather Hadwick. As a former Office of Emergency Services director and expert in disaster management‚ Heather has played a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of those affected by disasters‚ including the devastating Modoc Fires in 2022.
Heather’s exceptional leadership and coordination during the Modoc Fires helped manage and communicate the evacuation process. As a result‚ she ensured the safety of those affected by the fires. She has also served as the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Director of OES and now works as the Modoc County Office of Education Safety and Communications Specialist.
Heather and her husband are also the proud owners of Hadwick Family Farm Pumpkin Patch in Alturas‚ where they raise Highland cattle‚ teach public safety to high school students‚ and volunteer their time to the community. As a woman in agriculture‚ Heather is a role model for young women who aspire to work in traditionally male-dominated fields. Her dedication to her work and community is a testament to her values and commitment to improving the lives of those around her.
Additionally‚ Heather helps keep our office connected to everyone and everything going on in Modoc County. We are grateful for her commitment to improving her community‚ and I am proud to honor Heather’s accomplishments and recognize her as the 2023 Woman of the Year. Congratulations‚ Heather‚ and thank you for your dedication and service to our community.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
Former Gov Jerry Brown Is Spot On: "All these rules, and volumes of the Ed Code, are trying to micromanage the teacher in the classroom…It doesn’t work that way"