You will note that the staff suggests that some of the current policies be retained without changes, some be deleted, some be revised now, and some be revised at a later date during "Phase II". In addition, they also recommend the adoption of some new policies.
The public will have only very limited opportunity to review and comment on these policies. There will be plenty of time to do it - about a month - but, let's face it, you'll have to do it via email and, as we know, emails to the Board get little or no attention. I made multiple comments on the Series 1000 policies before they were adopted and not only did I not detect any effect I didn't get the courtesy of a response. I don't think anyone read what I sent. I certainly don't have any reason to believe it.
- a proposed revision to the Highly Capable Student Program policy
- a proposed revision to the Alternative Learning Experience policy
- no proposed revisions to the Program Placement policy (despite claims that it cannot be followed)
- a proposed policy on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
- a terribly muddled policy on Program Evaluation and Assessment that bogs down in issues of student assessment instead of program assessment and lacks any definition of "instructional program". Is Spectrum one instructional program or is each school's Spectrum program it's own instructional program? Is ELL one instructional program or dozens of them? What about Special Education?