The School Board generally has two meetings a month. Their work is year 'round, but things definitely slow down during the summer while school is out. Last year the Board had only one meeting in July, but still had two in August. This year, however, the Board had only one meeting in July (on the 1st), and is having only one meeting in August (on the 19th). That's a really slow meeting schedule.
Consequently, the Board is not able to respond to delays, such as the delay in the grading policy reform. If the Board were meeting, they could move forward with granting high school credit for classes taken in middle school, but since they are not meeting, they cannot.
I don't think the decision to skip two meetings during the summer is the reason that they also skipped their quarterly Strategic Plan update. That is usually done as a work session. But it certainly keeps them from asking about it.
There is no progress on updating Policies without Board meetings. They are supposedly really interested in moving forward on that.
There is no particular effort at community engagement this summer. No progress on the student assignment plan, no progress on performance management, no progress on labor negotiations. Just no progress at all at a time when you would think they could get a lot done.