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Articles written by Jay Wilkins

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  • Create belonging

    Jay Wilkins, Sisters School Board Chair|Updated Jun 8, 2021

    To my fellow board members, Superintendent Scholl, all the administrators, teachers, and employees – the entire team that makes Sisters School District come to life each day — thank you! You have faced unprecedented circumstances and challenges, and you’ve risen to meet those challenges — and to serve our kids — time and again. By any objective measure, you’ve done a better job than any other district in the state, while also being humble, owning your mistakes and continuously improving. I commend you... Full story

  • Facing a challenging school year — together

    Jay Wilkins, Sisters School Board Chair|Updated Jul 22, 2020

    This is going to be a challenging school year in an unprecedented environment. Each school is creating a “Ready Schools, Safe Learners” plan that will deliver on the social, emotional and educational needs of our students while also honoring the needs of all the members of our educational community. These plans can minimize and mitigate risk, but there is no risk-free option. As with any undertaking in the district, our success relies on the support of the whole community. A robust plan is important, but the plan’s ultim... Full story