The Monmouth-Roseville school superintendent hopes the Classroom First Commission will take a look at simple ways to save education dollars.
Paul Woehlke said small steps can mean big savings.
He said, “There is opportunity for sharing what we call 'back office' functions. Payroll and bookkeeping and those kinds of things. In my mind, I'm not sure that opportunity has been explored to its fullest extent yet.”
He said districts use a wide variety of software packages so compatibility is the only real barrier.
Monmouth-Roseville School Superintendent Paul Woehlke said many people form their first impression of the district from its website. He said it serves as the online ”front porch” for the district. It needs a facelift.
He said, “We just have not kept up with the times in terms of having a website that's modern and user-friendly and informative and up-to-date.”
Woehlke said the website is a vital link between the district and parents and students. He said people interested in the community, especially businesses, frequently visit the website as do job-seekers.
School bells will ring an hour later on Wednesdays next year in the Monmouth-Roseville School District.
Students might see it as recreational time. Superintendent Paul Woehlke said teachers will be hard at work. They will spend the extra time collaborating to make sure they are all on the same page when it comes to common core standards. The state has adopted the standards with testing of students to begin in 2014.