I am watching and reviewing the School Board meeting on Tivo.
I need to listen again to Jessica de Baros presentation on the TIF grant. Michael DeBell questioned her about some issues relating to sustainability. I was baffled by her answer but he left it at that. Not Kay (who is a lot nicer than I would have been or at least I would have been more direct) who asked her again. Didn't clear it up so the Superintendent jumped in. I got so confused that I will have to go over it again. Nothing like baffling them with BS. I think the bottom line really is that at a future point, some 3-5 years hence, the district will be taking this on as an expense. How we will do that seems to be a mystery.
A few announcements to take note of:
Sherry; the Greenwood Neighborhood Center has closed due to city budget cuts. That's where she had been having her neighborhood meetings. She is now at the Bethany Church right across the street from Bagley Elementary.
Peter: took note that Congress did not pass the DREAM act and hopes it will be enacted in the future (me too Peter but you know who is running it now, right? He also said he will not be asking for his yearly stipend because of the severity of budget issues.
Harium: is changing his community meeting date to mid-month so look for that. He has never taken his stipend and won't be this year either.
Steve: also lost his meeting place but will have a new location at the website soon. Also, will not be asking for his stipend.
Betty: changing date to end of month, last Saturday of month but same location and time.
Kay: same location and date for January but will have to move to another location after that
There was some discussion over the additional $800k+ costs for BEX. I listened to what Mr. Martin, the head of Facilities, about this issue and he said at least 3 times that things are delayed. How are we on-time if there are delays? He said Hale was supposed to get done by January and yet it will be July. I'll have to ask the Board about these contrary statements.
Sadly, I missed taping the public disclosures so I'll have to ask for those from the Board office.