Thursday, November 13, 2008

NOTES: Board Work Session, 11/10/08

The Board Meeting Tuesday, October 14th will be re-broadcast on Channel 96 on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Fridays at 9 a.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. . To view the full agenda and the various reports, please visit BoardDocs.

The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes.

6:00 pm - Board Meeting begins with Public Forum


  • No one for public forum

WORK SESSION - MABE "What Counts" Results & Signs of a Quality School

  • Pederson - wants discussion and feelings
  • Wise Results show we're doing a good job. Shocker was "teachers who care about their students."
  • Cook - Questions disseminating results, but they are already on BoardDocs, ensure they are given to school leadership, possibly visit the PTA's & talk.
  • More discussion

Motion by Wise to work towards a presentation for a program to be presented to teachers and students.
Second by Pedersen.

  • Bailey - clarification of motion?
  • Abell - yes clarification? Are we preparing a presentation on the results for us to give when visiting sites?
  • Wise - No. Motion is for the same program we just went through, the What Counts, to be presented to a student and teacher audience.
  • Abell - Isn't that what we just did. It was a very diverse group. What is the time frame for results of all these meetings. I mean is it before the end of our term?
  • Wise - Yes

Yes - Bailey, Carrington, Cook, Pedersen, Wade, Wise
No - Abell

  • Pedersen - Blue Ribbon Commission Monday 11/17 at 10:00 breakfast...Wise, Pedersen, Wade attending

WORK SESSION - Committee Suggested Changes to Policy 8000

  • Draft presented; minor discussion

WORK SESSION - Committee Suggested Changes to Policy 9000

  • Draft presented; minor discussion

WORK SESSION - Discussion on Public Forum at Work Sessions (no report available)

  • I guess this was removed from the agenda; never discussed

WORK SESSION - Draft minutes of the October 14, 2008, regular Board meeting; Motions
Draft minutes from the Q & A on the new high school

  • Richmond - Governor appointed Richmond to committee on principalship for the 21st century.
  • Abell - Will we be having a legislative breakfast
  • Wade - hard to get on the commissoners schedule
  • Abell - Are you saying the commissioners are too busy to meet with us?
  • Wade - I didn't say that
  • Abell - You didn't have to, I did. Legislative breakfast is held annually to discuss the BOE's position on upcoming legislative items. I would like to see us pursue this further.

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