Since the Board has a new-found interest in governance, I have tried something new. I have tried reporting policy violations to them and asking them to enforce the policy.
So far I have reported two.
I reported the superintendent's failure to submit an annual program placement report to the board as a violation of policy C56.00 and I reported the creation of the APP program at Ingraham as a violation of policy D12.00.
In response, I got reply emails from Theresa Hale in the Board office. She said that the Board did get the annual report on program placement and that is it this document and this document. I responded to her that neither of those documents meet the requirements of the policy because they do not speak to how the decisions reflect the guiding criteria for program placement.
She also said that policy D12.00 wasn't violated because it provides for additional sites in the vent of substantial district-wide growth, which, she says, has been experienced. She also listed a lot of Spectrum programs as if they were highly capable programs. I wrote back to inform her that Spectrum programs are not covered by either the highly capable programs policy or the highly capable programs grant. I reminded her that the policy allows for additional programs only with Board review, and there was no Board review of the creation of the program at Ingraham.
Do you know of other policies that have been violated? Please write to the Board and ask them to enforce the policy.