The Superintendents’ Study Council, held on Friday October 28, 2022, presented an opportunity for school leaders to make local connections and learn about resources available for our schools. Dr. Jill Hackman, Dr. Michelle Reichard-Huff, and Dr. Dan Richards met Berks County superintendents and career and technology directors at the Reading Public Museum in the morning, where they were greeted by Dr. Jennifer Murray, Superintendent of Reading School District; and Mr. Paul Oxholm, the Reading Public Museum Interim Director and CEO.
Reading Public Museum Education staff led the group on a tour of the museum, sharing resources available to students for field trips or research, planetarium capabilities, and grant opportunities to subsidize transportation to the museum.
McClure Company sponsored the lunch and shared information about how their company could support the districts with future renovation, construction, or solar projects.
After lunch, participants convened at the Berks County Services Center, where they were joined by District Attorney John Adams and his staff from the juvenile probation department, detectives’ division, and children and youth services. Discussion topics included crime trends impacting schools, childline investigations, vaping guidance, juvenile probation office resources, and other services for schools.
The Study Council annual meeting continues to be a valuable activity for superintendents and Career and Technology Center directors to network and strengthen relationships with our local leaders, county officials, and state legislators.