Monday, February 08, 2010

The Farmer’s Almanac and the 21st C Learning Environment RFP

When I first came up with the deadline of Thursday February 11, 2010 for proposal submission of the 21st Century Learning Environment grant, I of course checked the Farmer’s Almanac. It said there would be sunny skies.


From the weather reports and the numerous panicky emails and phone calls I have received, it sounds like February 10th and 11th may be quite snowy this year, making it difficult for some to deliver their proposals for the grant. Although I cannot extend the deadline, I CAN say that proposals must be POSTMARKED by 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2010, rather than DELIVERED to my office in Hartford by that date and time. It is my hope that this slight change will allow those who are affected by the storm a little bit of a break, knowing that they only have to make it as far as the post office, rather than getting to Hartford. If you mail rather than deliver, please notify Carla Ghostlaw ( that “the RFP is in the mail” so that we will be waiting for it with open arms when it arrives. I’d suggest getting a receipt for your mailing, and sending it Priority Mail, Fed Ex, DHL or some other trackable method… just in case.

Please help me in getting the word out about this change, and mention how responsive the SDE has been in responding to your needs. :-)

PS. I didn’t really check the Farmer’s Almanac, but I think I will next time.