Today, I want to encourage you to read Bob Reim’s School Insurance Newsletter. I have observed that there is nothing more constant in the school finance world than our school districts’ lack of expertise in risk management. Some districts may have percentage deductibles and not even know it. Not knowing about your district's insurance coverage is dangerous.  read more arw

It seems reasonable to expect that schools would be allowed to reopen in a similar way as businesses. An Austin ISD task force is developing a range of scenarios for reopening considerations. One is the possibility of only having 25% of students return to in-person-learning at the same time.  This would allow schools to develop some very interesting schedules. read more arw

Yesterday, I shared an article from Midland ISD concerning a flexible calendar option being presented by staff to the board. Today, I am following up with an article discussing the board meeting where this idea was presented (MISD trustees want input on school calendar). read more arw