Well, that didn't take long.
At the retreat, the agenda has the Alliance logo right at the top of the agenda.
At the retreat, the Alliance person explained how they had been organizing the retreats for the last 5 years. The facilitator explained the agenda. But Sharon Peaslee stopped him and asked how the agenda got shaped.
Peaslee said that she had appreciated how, in the past, Board members were queried about what they wanted to discuss. She said she had not been consulted (nor had Michael or Marty). They said they "tried" to talk to everyone but didn't. Peaslee said that it was a Board retreat and if they didn't weigh in, it might not be addressing what they want.
Superintendent Banda said they did want the retreat to be about the Board.
So I was told the Alliance doesn't shape the agenda. They sure did today. And the Alliance didn't have time to touch base with each Board member before the retreat that bears their name.