Superintendent Sciarretta’s Blog
I blog on issues related to AEA as well as charter schools and public education in general–David Sciarretta, Ed. D.
As I've mentioned previously in this blog, we are in the midst of planning AEA's budgets for the 2017-2018 school year. Our leadership team will bring draft budgets for AEACES and AEACMS to the May 9 AEA Board of Trustees meeting. This meeting takes place at AEACMS...read more
At this point in the academic year, the AEA community--parents, students, staff, board members--has been working tirelessly since late summer. As we look toward the final two months of the school year, I've been reflecting on what truly motivates us. In education we...read more
Dear AEA Families:
Below please click the links for our bi-weekly AEA Friday Message. Have a wonderful weekend.
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BIO: Dr. Sciarretta served as principal of AEACMS since the school’s founding before being promoted to Executive Director of AEA in 2013. With a B.A. in history and political science, a Master’s of Education in cross-cultural teaching, a California Administrative...read more
AEA will be on Spring Break from March 27 through April 7. Classes will resume on Monday, April 10 at their regularly-scheduled time. I will not be posting to this blog during Spring Break. In reflecting on the concept of vacation, I came across an interesting...read more
Dear AEA Families: Below please click the links for our bi-weekly AEA Friday Message. Have a wonderful weekend. Respectfully, Dr. Sciarretta AEA Executive Director — Estimadas familias de la AEA: A continuación haga clic en los enlaces para nuestro mensaje quincenal...read more
I spent the better part of this week attending the California Charter Schools Association annual conference in Sacramento. The conference provided a plethora of breakout sessions with information that I will bring back to our schools. Some highlights from the...read more
This week I've been occupied with the following matters: Following up on items that arose at the March 7 AEA board of trustees meeting. This includes additional information gathering and agenda creation in order that the board has sound information for their April 11...read more
With recent news of impending deep budget cuts at San Diego Unified School District swirling around, I'm frequently asked how this might impact AEA. As mentioned in an earlier post, the same factors inherent in the proposed CA state budget and therefore school...read more
Below is a recap of some of what I've been working on: AEA Budget Planning: This week I worked with our site principals, our financial service provider and our finance committee to create a draft budget presentation which was shared at our March 7 board meeting. The...read more