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Cutler is interim
superintendent

By TESSA BRYCE
Staff writer
The June 18 school board meeting saw the announcement of Dr. Todd Cutler as the interim superintendent of schools, following Brent Cushenberry’s departure for the Point Arena School District. Cutler has 22 years of experience and is very excited about his time here in Winters.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity, and I am excited about being part of this team,” said Cutler. “I look forward to getting to know everyone. There is something special about a community this size. I am really looking forward to getting started.”
Cutler’s contract was approved by the trustees and he will begin his duties shortly.
Several students and community members spoke during the public comments section of the meeting about the current Advanced Math proposal for Winters Middle School students. Twenty students had been identified as individuals who should have taken the exam. However students were only given a day’s notice about the test, and not all the students were able to attend the exam.
Of the nine students who took the Advanced Math placement test, only five passed and are slated to be taking math classes at Winters High School in the fall.
Community members were concerned that the current way that the opportunity was offered denied other students the opportunity to test into the pathway to Advanced Placement math should they wish to.
Kara Baker, eighth grader at Winters Middle School, spoke particularly eloquently before the board.
“Please give us the chance to learn math at an accelerated level,” said Baker. “I believe that I and many of my classmates would rise to the level of success in a combined accelerated Math 8 and Integrated Math 1 class next year at the middle school.”
Community members voiced the desire to have the Advanced Math proposal on the July 9 board agenda.
In addition, the board approved several items:
~ The Local Control and Accountability Plan
~ The 2015-16 budget
~ The 2015-16 Winters High School Athletic Handbook
~ The CSEA contract
~ The creation of a full time Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations
The school board meets next on Thursday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Walnut Room at the school district office. Anyone may attend.