The Scoop – For Principals 11/20/2020

Published on November 20th, 2020

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Executive Summary – This will include information about COVID, conferences, caring for workers, compensation planning, INPEA and iLEARN.

COVID Updates –

                For help with the next issue you will face: Vaccinations

                Do you have a policy draft about COVID-19 vaccinations for employees? Students?

                                I am Searching for SAVVY templates for policies and will send ASAP

                                                Scalable for your unique circumstances


                                        conVey specific safeguards

                                                Vaccinations for whom?

                                                Your policy gives you credibility

                                I welcome your thoughts and models as I search.

Upcoming Conference –

                LEA Administrators Conference March 21-23, 2021 – Orlando

                District Principals Conference July 14-15, 2021 – Cincinatti

                                2 days/1 night by the So. Region Principals

                Connections Teachers Conference November 22-23, 2021

                                Grand Wayne Convention Center Fort Wayne

                                Please clear your school calendar for this superb conference


The 4th Imperative

  1. Safeguard the health and safety of students & staff
  2. Address state standards
  3. Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  4. Shelter time for rest –

Teachers are “demoralized”

                Education Week article with implications for compensation  

Teacher’s EDGE

12 Video Segments (each less than 6 minutes) to prompt insight, encourage transparency, and to Empower by Dynamic Group Encounters

Download the pdf for video vignettes– (Also on the District Website)

Letter to teachers –

Notes for administrators –

Compensation Tool

                As presented at Regional meetings, the District recommends the Concordia Plans Compensation Tool for determining salaries for the upcoming budget/academic year. The Tool is updated every January; now is the time to explore with policy and projections, leading to a post-January decision for compensation for 2021-22

Presentation for Regional Principals Meeting –

Compensation Tool to run multiple scenarios –

Please complete this 6-minutes survey by Dec 1 –


                Press release about Katie Jenner, who becomes Secretary of Education on Jan. 11, 2021

                Register for the INPEA “Legislative Training” December 2nd or December 10th

iLearn Assesment

                iLearn is scheduled for the Spring of 2020 to comply with federal law

                Letter to parents summarizing iLEARN –

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