I know that the School Board Directors can't hear me, but I wonder...
Can they hear themselves?
Can they hear themselves speak earnestly about closing the achievement gap? Probably not.
They approved cutting summer school.
They approved cutting elementary counselors vital to SIT teams and RTI.
They won't fund interventions.
They approve the removal of required interventions from the promotion/retention policy.
Can they hear themselves wax poetic about the value of community engagement? The evidence indicates otherwise.
They accept motion after motion that has no community engagement
They don't enforce the community engagement protocols of the Strategic Plan
They don't conduct any real community engagement of their own
Can they hear themselves go on about the value of transparency? Apparently not.
They have not required transparency in the budget.
They have not required transparency in program placement.
They have not required transparency in any decisions.
Can they hear themselves talk about the crisis in governance? It doesn't look that way.
They never enforce policies - they don't even have a process for it.
Their new governance policy doesn't mention policy enforcement.
They take no action when policies are violated.
They took no action when the superintendent ignored their direction.
Can they hear their own words about oversight? I don't think so.
They haven't demanded any reports from staff for the past three years.
They don't follow up when the staff promises action.
They don't follow up when the staff promises information.
Do they know that they said that they would earn the public's trust? Maybe they forgot.
They don't tell the truth.
They don't fulfill their promises.
Their words and they actions don't match.
I know that the Board Directors can't hear me, but I don't think they can even hear themselves.