I'm sorry to keep running over this topic again and again, but it continues to be a sore spot.
The District is not meeting its commitments to community engagement and no one on the Board seems to care.
The District committed to quarterly community meetings to update the public on the progress of the Stratetic Plan. They have not held one of these "quarterly" community meetings since May of 2009. Apparently someone on the staff determined that the attendance at the meetings was too low to make it worthwhile. There was no public notice that the meetings would stop. What was the minimum attendance required? Who set that minimum? Who counted the attendance? Who made the decision to stop the meetings? Who in the District knew about the decision to stop the meetings?
What is the nature of a commitment that is conditional based on an undisclosed criteria? What, for that matter, is the nature of a commitment that is conditional? Isn't the nature of commitments that they are NOT conditional?
Each project of the Strategic Plan is supposed to meet the community engagement protocols. But not four of the over thirty projects that even tries to meet the minimal expectations for the "inform" level of engagement. Where is the community engagement for these projects:
a) APP Review Response
b) Science curriculum alignment
c) Southeast Education Initiative
d) Restructuring Safety Net
e) WISE/SAP HR integration
f) VAX/e-SIS migration
g) VAX utilities migration
h) Develop budget protocols
i) Upgrade our web site
j) Customer Service protocol
Here's the funny thing. I keep writing and asking about this without response. I have since learned that the Board members and the superintendent ask Bridgett Chandler and Carol Rava-Treat about it. They report that it has all been handled and resolved and that they have explained it all to me over and over again when, in fact, they have not communicated with me, and the situation is not resolved. Somehow it never occurs to the superintendent or the board members to ask if it has been answered or resolved.