Monday, September 26, 2016

Notes from Board of Education Work Session, 9/26/16

The Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, September 13 will be re-broadcast on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FIOS Channel 12 and is available via webstream at . 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.

Call to order – 6 p.m. - Pledge of Allegiance

Public Forum

  • Dr. Howard Haft - Daughters at McDonough High School.  Concerned about the increase in violence.  Students need more accountability.
  • Lisa Akers - McDonough High School increase in violence.  daily fights.  more support and discipline for students.  Recommendations include a second resource officer, another psychologist/social worker, community task force, state involvement, ESSL students
  • Lenny Hicks jr. @ McDonough, phone video taped fights. daughter scared to go to school.  graduating early and fore going her senior year. complex issues at school that need addressing. letter to the editor
  • Christine Siud - Junior and a freshman, violent atmosphere, small group of students are the problem,  whole body is being punished.  happy with staff
  • Kelly Robertson -  Junior and recent graduate.  increase in violence on buses.  girls from group homes are initiating.  daughter wont ride the bus anymore.
  • Susie Haley - 2 McDonough graduates, 1 -10th grade, 1-8th grade, students need more,support.  students have issues.  consequences of actions are not harsh enough.  support staff and administrators.

Work Session
Policy 6000 review


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