Parents in our District have a unique luxury……..a hands-on superintendent. Today, at our March Parent Group Meeting, our superintendent was in attendance for a major portion of the meeting. This is not something out of the ordinary. He makes the effort to attend all Parent Group Meetings that take place in our four District elementary schools. Keeping parents informed of the ever changing happenings down in Springfield, supporting and clarifying current and new District initiatives, stressing the importance of daily student attendance, and many other issues spotlight his time at the meetings. But perhaps his most important focus is being visible in our schools, making connections with families, and allowing our parents the opportunity to express their concerns or praise the many quality educational experiences provided for their children. He attentively listens absorbing every detail and then replies showing genuine interest and consideration. Parents feel supported and important knowing the superintendent is present to respect and honor their opinions.