Here are a few interesting items from the Board calendar:
January 23 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm: Board Work Session: Facilities Master Plan
This could be illuminating. Is the new FMP as much a botch-job as the current and previous FMP's? There is another work session on the FMP scheduled for February 27. They sure are talking about this thing a lot.
February 6 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm: Board Workshop: Student Assignment
I can't wait to see what news after all those months of modelling. What results are there? What are the priorities of the Board members? They have scheduled four hours for this, so I expect it to be pretty meaningful. I expect some real talk about program placement, reference areas, and capacities. I also want to learn the difference between a work session and a workshop.
February 13 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm: Board Work Session: SE Education Initiative
Maybe this is when we will finally learn the benchmarks and goals for the accountability elements of the Southeast Initiative.
March 5 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm: Student Learning Committee - Quarterly Meeting
Ah!! So this is when the Student Learning Committee will meet. And it appears that the committee will only meet four times a year. I'm sure that's plenty of time for them to get their work done.
March 12 - 4:00pm - 5:25pm: Board Work Session: High School Math Adoption
I can't wait to see this decision. Hmmm... what do you think? After Everyday Math in elementary school and CMP II in middle school, do you think the District will want to continue with reform math, or do you think they will expect all of the students to switch to traditional math in high school? I can't wait to learn the answer to that one.
March 26 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm: Board Work Session: --topic TBD--
The Board knows that they will want to get together to talk about something on this afternoon. They just don't know what the topic will be.