Regular readers of this e-rag know that Tuesday is reserved for Toolbox Tuesday. This gives me the opportunity to highlight The Toolbox, an all-day training program focusing on “tools” that you can use to properly serve students in your special education program who present challenging behaviors.
Well, it looks like the “tools” idea is catching on. SB 1566 requires Commissioner Morath to develop a “board of trustees improvement and evaluation tool.” The “tool” must be “research- based and designed to assist a school district in improving board oversight and academic achievement.”
My Toolbox has ten tools, but it looks like the Commissioner is going to only have one. And the board is not required to use it, unless the Commissioner is hammering (so to speak) the district with accreditation sanctions.
DAWG BONE: WE HAVE OFTEN HEARD THAT IF A MAN’S ONLY TOOL IS A HAMMER, EVERY PROBLEM LOOKS LIKE A NAIL. LET THAT BE YOUR ZEN KOAN FOR THE DAY.