The Contract has a new section which reads:
(j) Specific Provisions relating to Cleveland High School. The parties acknowledge that the New Tech High Schools will be located at one campus, Cleveland High School. The two schools will be termed "academies", one for Engineering & Design and one for the Life Sciences. There will be a single principal for the campus, with separate assistant principals to lead the development and implementation of the two separate academies. The individual academies will have a separate identity wherever possible. Classes for each academy will be largely separated into one of the two main buildings at Cleveland. Students from both academies will continue to use the commons and gym. For the purposes of sports and extra-curricular activities, students will still be identified as Cleveland Eagles. In addition, music, art and world language classes will be shared between the two academies. Staff (i.e., teachers, front office staff and counselors) will be designated to one of the two academies. Custodial, security and technology staff, who have little direct student contact, will work for the site as a whole.
The estimated enrollment at Cleveland in 2015 is 925 or 463 per academy. The parties understand that the NTN Model is ideally designed for a school size of 450 students per school or academy. However, NTN recognizes that some schools may have a larger student body and agrees that an enrollment of up to 500 students per school (or academy) would be consistent with the STEM program, with appropriate adjustments.
Running Start will continue to be offered. This year Cleveland piloted a college-level math course on the campus and is looking to offer additional college-level courses in coming years.
The provisions of this paragraph supersede any contrary statements in Exhibit B and elsewhere in the Agreement.
The Board Action Report also provides a much more balanced assessment of the academic outcomes at NTN schools.
I'm not sure if this counts as a win for citizen action, but I think it does. The outcome won't be any different - the Board is sure to approve it again, but the process will be more honest and correct.
The only problem, of course, is that Dr. Enfield won't be able to answer any of the Board's questions about the contract due to the pending litigation.