If anyone is wondering where their school district superintendent is, they might want to check Monterey.
Superintendents from all over the state showed up at the Monterey Conference Center yesterday for the start of the annual Superintendent's Symposium. The event will continue through tomorrow.
A sampling of the many sessions at the conference includes "The Superintendents' Role in Strengthening Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems and Process," "Common Core State Standards in Mathematics," "View of Federal Role in California Public Education" and "Changing the Game: Engaging the Community in District Decisions."
The cost to attend is between $1,290 and $345 - depending on the events the superintendent will attend and their status with the Association of California Administrators' - the host of the event. The good news for school districts - if they are paying - is that hotel rooms for the event are listed at less than $200 a night.
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson spoke at the retiree recognition luncheon today. He also talked about education budget and the implementation of the Common Core Standards during today's general session.