The Board is getting yet another Strategic Plan work session this afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30 before the regular legislative meeting that starts at 6:00.
The Strategic Plan work session continues to re-cover the same territory that the previous Strategic Plan work sessions (4/13/11, 3/23/11)have covered without exploring the ground that a lot of us have wanted to see covered. We want to see some explanation of how the Strategic Plan has changed over time. We want to see a budget for each project in the plan. We want some accountability for the total failure to fulfill the community engagement protocols. No one on the Board has spoken to any of these. The Board members still do not venture off the script that the staff has set for them.
The regular legislative meeting has three action items and twelve items for introduction. None of them had any community engagement done on them. Not even the homework policy or the promotion policy.
All of the actions before the Board should be rejected out of hand because they utterly lack any community engagement at all.
In addition, the Board Committee that approved the actions for addition to the Board agenda should be scolded and directed not to forward any future actions that are lacking in community engagement.
All of the committees that forwarded these action items for full vote by the Board despite the fact that all of them lacked any community engagement whatsoever, were elected in 2007. Director Martin-Morris chairs the Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee, Director Carr chairs the Audit and Finance Committee, Director Maier chairs the Operations Committee, and Director Sundquist, as the Board President, chairs the Executive Committee. Each of them, by forwarding and recommending these motions for a vote without any community engagement at all, amply demonstrate their disregard (if not contempt) for community engagement.