It's a fairly light week but given the seriousness of the Board meeting on Wednesday, perhaps better that way.
Wednesday, November 20
School Board meeting starting at 4:15 pm. Agenda
As I previously mentioned, this will be a long (and hard-fought) meeting to slog through. I can't say for certain, one way or another, if the speaker list will run long again.
On the subject of the Growth Boundaries, I would say that, for the Directors, it is likely all over but the shouting.
However, there are other items - like the Special Ed Corrective Plan - that many parents will want to speak out on.
So even if the public testimony list is 20 people, I suspect there will be questions on the Special Ed issue and Pinehurst (both of which are right before the Growth Boundaries). I don't think the Board will get to the Growth Boundaries before 6:30 p.m.
What will happen is that the motion will be made to accept the Growth Boundaries. From what I recall from previous issues that had many amendments, the amendments will then be discussed so that the Growth Boundaries item can be voted on with amendments. Charlie, am I remembering that correctly?
Either way, each director will read his/her amendment and then there will be discussion. There are 15 amendments (and since some conflict with others, I suspect if some pass, that will negate others and they will be dropped). I think this whole discussion could take an hour or more.
The Board also has an Intro/Action item - the CBA for the principals -
on the docket. This should be rejected because there has to be a true
emergency for this kind of action and this doesn't meet that criteria
(or we surely would have heard about it sooner and there has not been a
Thursday, November 21st
Operations Committee meeting from 3-5 pm in the Board conference room. No agenda yet available.
I suspect there may be an update about the Mann Building during this meeting but I will wait for the agenda to check and be sure. I know this issue has been passed along to SPD so it is now clearly up to the City to decide when they will execute the no-trespass response.
There is also an Executive Session that day to start evaluating the Superintendent so the Operations Ctm meeting will have a hard stop at 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 23rd
SPS Family Symposium from 10 am to 3 pm. at Garfield High School.