I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Sandra Stotsky this morning. She has indeed offered her services to the district and has offered them pro bono requesting that only her traveling expenses be covered. She has not however received an invitation from our district to participate in the process to unify our K-5 math program. Dr. Stotsky has not withdrawn her offer and reiterated to me that she would be pleased to serve in this capacity if asked.
According to Sheila Brogan, the district has budgeted $20,000 to facilitate this process. The modest amount required to bring Dr. Stotsky to Ridgewood should be available. Daro was paid $2500 plus traveling expenses from California and Schultz is receiving $200 per work session for approximately 10 work sessions. Posamentier and Rosenstein are going to make only a token 30 minute visit to the math planning team without compensation.
It is not too late for our administrators to bring someone of Dr. Stotsky’s caliber to help ensure the very best outcome for our children.