The Miami-Dade County School Board held it’s first official full board meeting last Wednesday, on Thanksgiving Eve, since adding three new members and the retirement of long-time member Dr. Solomon Stinson. The meeting was a tad lengthy for a day before a holiday but the dynamics of the Board is forming and a new sense of actual advocacy for the public education was exhibited.
Let’s hope this Board will inform and mobilize public education stakeholders and effectively strategize to develop an effective campaign for Miami-Dade County Public Schools for the upcoming Legislative Session.
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho also made a wonderful presentation acknowledging the increase in graduation rates at several MDCPS schools. He took the time to introduce all of the staff and parents in attendance for each school and that was a good thing. Although many were anxious to go home and prepare for Thanksgiving, it was a refreshing change to take time to thank the people who are making a positive difference at our schools.