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Message to Saline Area Schools Staff & Community

September 1, 2010

SAS Staff & Community,

As we begin the new school year, I want to thank all of you for the amazing building transition that has taken place in the district. This includes our clerical staff that has spent hours helping organize and accommodate new or transferred staff. I want to thank our buildings & grounds, custodial and technology staff for moving one entire building, and an additional three grades of books, classroom supplies, office equipment, etc… Including the transferred teachers you moved almost one third of the teachers across the district. It was accomplished during your already overloaded level of summer work. If we had hired a moving company to complete this task it could have cost the district thousands of dollars. I also want to recognize
the efforts of our administration for their work planning, coordinating and supporting the needs of our staff through this transition. Thank you, thank you!

To our teachers, I am aware of and appreciate the hours that you donated. From my observations and discussions with administration I would conservatively estimate that these hours totaled over 4,500. This is also a tremendous savings to our community, school district, families and their students. The savings of these dollars during times of cut backs and increased workloads speaks volumes of your character and commitment to Saline Area Schools. As the communities’ representative I want to thank each and every one of you.

To our community, I want you to take notice of the Saline Area Schools staff and their commitment not just each school day, but especially when the district needs them the most. The total savings during our building move helped maintain programs and initiatives that truly make the difference in a student’s education. The 2009-10 school year was difficult for many of us. During troubled times we turn to the community for hope and reassurance. With our school district playing an increased role in the community life for families and children, I want you to know we are here ready to drive, feed, support and educate your children. I look forward to a great 2010-11 school year.


Scot Graden

One Comment leave one →
  1. Heidi permalink
    September 1, 2010 11:38 pm

    Yes! Thank you to all of the SAS staff, teachers and administrators. We appreciate your extraordinary efforts and invaluable contributions to facilitate all of the transitions and reconfigurations for fall! Please know it does not go unnoticed.

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