A couple of updates before the Board meeting tonight.
One, is that there is a Board Work Session before the Board meeting on what the district will be doing with the MLK, Jr. Elementary building. There have been several bids from various groups (both public and private) that were discussed here in a separate thread. It will be interesting to see what the decision is.
Two, the speakers' list is full. The majority of comments will be about the SAP Transition Plan. I predict another long meeting given how much detail there is to the plan.
Three, the idea to rename Old Hay with Casper Sharples has been rejected. Apparently the family did not want the building named after their relative. From discussion at previous Board meetings, I believe the issue is largely that the Sharples name was originally attached to a middle school and the family is unhappy that now the district wants to use it for an elementary school. The new name that is being put forth by Dr. Goodloe-Johnson is ...Queen Anne Elementary. Oddly, even though this is the first time to see this name, the Board will vote on the renaming tonight as an Action item. (Update: This is under Action items BUT the motion itself says Introduction with action in two weeks. So the final name will not be voted on tonight.)
Fourth, on the Consent Agenda, the item for approval of the Families and Education Levy contract for Family Support Workers for 2009-2010 has been struck off. Hmm, I hope that's just temporary.