I am going to see if Charlie attends the whole time. He and I may divide the Work Session discussion into sections so he and I aren't stumbling over each other to write about the SAP boundaries.
Please keep in mind as you see the maps:
- staff did work very hard on these so we need to acknowledge that even as we may disagree
- my opinion is that, barring any dramatic error on staff's part, the Board will not do much tweaking on these maps. I say that because to tweak in one area will invite dissent in other areas. They will have to tread carefully on what they change. What I would say is the boundary maps are wet cement at this point.
- just because "that's where our kids have always gone to school" is not going to work on the Board or Dr. Goodloe-Johnson. Again, just an opinion but it's a new SAP day and things are bound to change.
- the Board will ask questions and raise issues so if you are not attending the meeting, wait for the reports out from this blog as well as the newspapers. It may be that several Board members raise the same concern so don't take the maps as your only guide to what happens.