Update: Superintendent Nyland announced this event at the School Board meeting but also announced that a SECOND State of the District will be the next day on Nov. 18th at JSCEE.
Seems like that's backwards - why isn't the FIRST announcement of the State of the District AT the district, not at some business' headquarters? Maybe it's to keep the riff-raff out of the high-level event that the Alliance puts on?
Keep in mind, you can go to the Alliance event - it is public. (If you go and can't get in, look for me. I'll make sure you get in.)
end of update.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland will present the annual State of
the District from 4:30-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Group Health
Headquarters, 320 Westlake Ave. N., Suite 100.
Dr. Nyland will give an overview of the district’s successes and
challenges, and highlight progress on the district’s five-year strategic
plan: Every Student. Every Classroom. Every Day.
This event is sponsored by the Alliance for Education and seating is limited. To register, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nyland will present an additional State of the District presentation
at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18 at the John Stanford Center for
Educational Excellence. This 20-minute presentation will also be
broadcast live streaming and on Channel 26.
Just begs the question - why the Group Health Headquarters and not the ACTUAL district headquarters? I thought we had stopped with the Alliance stage directing these things. My letter to the Board:
I saw the notice about the State of the District
speech this morning. At first, I was confused it was at Group Health
Headquarters when the district has its own headquarters. Then I saw the
1) I thought the Alliance was not "sponsoring"
these event. This is the district's event, not the Alliance and the
minute you allow them to take over, you lose that. And, it speaks
volumes to the powers that be in this city that you do that.
"Seating is limited" and you have to register to come? To listen to a
district superintendent give a speech on the health of our city's public
school district? Is this just for mucky-mucks and the parents and
staff can just stay home and watch on tv?
I am registering my
extreme unhappiness with this situation. You could not make it clearer
to the public who is calling the shots than in this singular event.
Even if you, as a Board, did not make this decision, then the
Superintendent is signaling who is calling the shots.
This should not stand, not for a public school district.