There are some planned renovations to the Meany building on the School Board's consent agenda for this week.
The Friends of the SBOC have a variety of concerns about this contract.
First, they want the district to define and develop instruction and delivery models before begining design or construction work at Meany.
Second, they want to clarify the funding sources for the work. They don't want the funds allocated to building a school (under the 2006 agreement) to be spent on a seismic retrofit project. That should come from the BTA II and not reduce the funding for the SBOC to remake a building to suit their purposes.
Third, they want to see a protocol for community engagement.
If the Board does not clarify all of this and get some assurances, the SBOC will get hosed. Since this item is on the consent agenda, it is likely that there will be no discussion of it at all. That puts SBOC on the fast-track to getting hosed.