Exciting things are happening as we develop the 2015-16 operating budget for our schools, and I want to share a few specifics. Not only will these new developments affect our budget, but they will also have a transformative impact on how we approach teaching and learning in the Wilton Schools.
Before I delve into the numbers, I want to provide a brief overview of the structural changes Superintendent Kevin Smith and the administrative team are proposing. For many years, our schools have relied upon teams of “instructional leaders” to assist with curriculum development, and ensure consistency of instruction within each school. Our instructional leaders have generally been recognized by their peers as tremendous resources, with vast experience and insight for instructional best practices and curriculum content.