I doubt it.
I'm reading the presentation for tomorrow's Work Session on Transportation and School Start Times.
Staff is explaining why they could not implement any change to high school start times in 2014-2015. There are valid reasons, of course, but then there are several references to "all stakeholders who will be affected need to be consulted and kept informed."
You read that and think, "Is the district finally getting the message on that kind of transparency and consultation?"
I would not hold my breath. I think it's just a fairly convenient reason to NOT make the effort this year. (And by effort, I don't mean change the start times for 2014-2015 - I mean actually start the process that they say is needed.)
I think the Next Steps/Questions is something of a throwdown to the Board but frankly, one the Board should consider. Did they really get the right information to decide on district priorities? It's unclear to me.
And I have to laugh at the nerve, yes nerve, of anyone to say that the "Equitable Access Framework" is a priority.
The Board has asked for that framework for years. In fact, it was a running joke for Kay Smith-Blum to regularly, each and every year (and several times a year) ask where this was. And now, it's a "priority?"
Well, thank goodness for institutional memory or somehow these presentation slides might come across as reasonable and practical.