The Public School System will host a legislative summit next week to give both new and incumbent legislators updated information on the state of the Commonwealth's education system.
Education Commissioner Rita A. Sablan, Ed.D., said the summit on March 13 at the Saipan World Resort will be attended by members of the Legislature, education officials, and community members.
Based on the agenda prepared by PSS, the summit will include presentations about the schools' finances, the system's goals and objectives, as well as challenges and expectations of the Board of Education.
According to Sablan, there will also be a panel discussion where presiding officers of both the House of Representatives and Senate and chairmen of the education, health, and welfare committees will participate as presenters.
PSS' Five-Year Financial Plan will also be tackled, along with updates on strategic priorities as endorsed by the BOE in terms of student performance, types of parental engagement, and community partnership.
PSS is also gearing up for the system's 25th anniversary in the Commonwealth. Sablan has created an executive planning committee for the occasion.
In other news, Sablan said that PSS' audit for fiscal year 2012 is about 90 percent complete while the audit for fiscal year 2011 is expected to be completed by March 15.