Today is the first meeting of the new Student Learning Committee. The SLC is different under this Board than it was with the previous Board. First, instead of having three board directors as members of the committee, it is a committee of the whole. In other words, every Board Director is a member of this committee. Second, instead of meeting twice a month, the new SLC is scheduled to meet quarterly. That's right - only three or four times a year. That's why the committee is only just now having its first meeting. The next one will be in June.
Here is the agenda for this afternoon's marathon session.
You will notice they will update one policy. Think of all the policies they will have to update in the wake of the curriculum audit. I can't imagine they will take 20 minutes for each of them.
They will discuss the High School Math Adoption for 30 minutes. That's not much time.
They will get an update on High School Reform (whatever that is) for 45 minutes.
You might be confused by the reference to the "Advanced Placement Program" because there is no such thing. This is actually pretty typical of how poorly informed people in the JSCEE are about this stuff. Instead, they will actually get a brief written statement (two sides of one sheet) about all of Advanced Learning (ALOs, Spectrum, APP, AP and IB).