Grenita Lathan’s State of the Educational facilities tackle: In this article are 5 takeaways

Grenita Lathan finished her to start with Condition of the Colleges deal with Thursday by imploring the packed audience to notify any individual not present that she discussed lettuce, turnips, squash and dill.

It was the new Springfield superintendent’s admittedly corny way of summarizing details from her inaugural back again-to-college address at Good Early morning, Springfield and referencing the back garden-influenced topic for the district’s 2021-22 calendar year: “Continue to keep on growing.”

Lettuce be counted. When it will come to assembly students’ requires, turnip,” Lathan stated, spurring applause and laughter. “Squash rumors and, recall, carrying masks is no big dill.”

5 weeks into the task, Lathan presented a in depth preview of the impending 12 months although referencing the remaining tasks in the $168 million bond concern, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and additional support readily available this university year.