IAPSS This Month

Posted on April 30, 2019

Tom Edington, President

“Search yourself, you may be an undiscovered genius.”
– Mark Twain

A long month, including state testing, remains for our Indiana school districts. Planning for recognitions, awards, and graduation is in full force. And, there is more food in the form of dinners to honor both scholars and employees. We have great, rewarding jobs leading the future of our communities, thanks for what you do!

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow.”
– President Woodrow Wilson

The legislative session concludes this week, with lots of highs and lows worthy of a movie. Thanks to J.T. Coopman, Bob Taylor, others of you, and associated organizations, we have worked to stave off unproductive and harmful legislation whenever possible. Thanks for remaining united on the most important issues.

“Nothing is really lost. It’s just where it doesn’t belong.”
– Suzanne Mueller

Many Indiana school districts are again facing staff reductions due to funding and enrollment issues. I hear of the mighty efforts you are taking to preserve needed programs for your students. It is a tough balancing act!

“Don’t walk in front of me…I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me…I may not lead. Walk beside me…just be my friend.”
– Albert Camus

Thursday, May 25, is our IAPSS Spring Seminar at Primo South in Indianapolis. It’s a great time to not only learn, but also to connect with other superintendents. See you there!

“In leadership, there are no words more important than trust. In any organization, trust must be developed among every member of the team if success is going to be achieved.”
– Mike Krzyzewski

National Education Stats*:

K-12 schools – Total132,853
Elementary schools88,665
Secondary schools26,986
Traditional public schools91,422
Public charter schools6,855
Private schools34,576
Average public school size 526 students
US school districts 13,584

*Education Week

“It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.”
– Willie Mays

Enjoy your busy, busy month of May!

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
– Jim Rohn