This concerns the Daily Sun’s April 11 article titled “FUSD Superintendent Penca extended to 2021.”
The board approved the contract. Good to see the unanimous approval as two years ago the board voted 3 to 1 for his hire. As one member publicly stated, she was looking for a candidate who would be able to work with state education funding.
My question to the board as a strategic plan is unveiled is: where is your plan to leverage and maximize Medicaid and federal IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) funding, so as to not use general education dollars in order to enhance special education costs and to address the growing mental and behavioral health needs of our special needs children and youth?