Just heading out the door to the FACMAC meeting, I reviewed the Board agenda. It has changed somewhat (and there are still open slots on the Speakers List, 252-0040).
The renewal of the MAP contract through the Northwest Evaluation Association has been taking off the Action items and postponed until the November 16th meeting per a Steve Sundquist request. They are late on this subscription renewal (having overlooked it) and now they are waiting? Hmmm, I wonder why.
Also, the Intro Item on the exemption they are seeking from OSPI for the number of instructional hours for Cleveland High School has been radically rewritten. It's almost like someone realized that there was a WAC attached to this kind of action and they needed more evidence to prove what they were doing. I'm thinking this was the doing of some "activist" type person who knew the WAC and pointed this out to staff (but it sure wasn't me). What is interesting is that it no longer says: "If approved Cleveland will move from an ALE classification to a traditional school classification and they will begin receiving full funding." It now says, "If approved, Cleveland will begin receiving full funding." I don't have time to read the whole thing to see why this is so changed.
Again, kind of odd.