I'm going to try some live blogging tonight as it is Superintendent Nyland's first meeting AND I believe that the district - via legal counsel - will have something to say about the Garfield field trip rape and Title IX issues.
I attended the Audit & Finance Committee meeting yesterday and boy, what a meeting. But that's another thread.
I will note, however, that lead counsel, Ron English, gave out a "Legal Action Log on Title IX Issues." It is lengthy and troubling. The district is to create a "Crisis Response Team" for such incidents.
Superintendent Nyland gave his first superintendent remarks. He talked about the Garfield fieldtrip rape issue and read a letter from the district. The letter will be available on the district website soon.
It was fairly vague and nothing new that we haven't heard after OTHER incidents. There was a gap between the beginning of the meeting and Public Comment. I asked if I could speak with the Superintendent but was told the letter was the statement and he wouldn't be taking any questions. Not a good start.
On a different note, Director Carr said that there will be a Work Session, on September 10th, for the Board as a whole to discuss preschool issues. She said that there would be some people from the City but did not name anyone. The meeting will be from 4:30-6:00 pm followed by an Executive Committee meeting of the Whole.
That should be an important discussion as the City continues to call the district a partner in this preschool effort but, if you read their documentation, the City will be the one making the majority of decisions around this program and its funding. By my read, the district is just there to provide space and some curriculum alignment.