I really must get to some other threads because I see the Times is at it again (right out the gate on their latest editorial "this dysfunctional district" and, as well, I heard some interesting things at yesterday's Operations Committee meeting. Yes, the district will bid on the Federal Reserve building (but at a bigger cost than I would have thought) and Capital staff make up a new term for dollars that puzzled Director Peaslee (me, too).
(Plus, remember how the feds didn't get Al Capone on racketeering charges but settled for the milquetoast tax evasion? This district will not see me go away from getting tired of the fight but from the traffic getting to and from headquarters. I can tell you that, in more than a decade of being a long-distance swimmer, going back and forth to headquarters, the traffic - has - gotten - worse.)
It also appears that the Garfield PTSA is still fighting the good fight on their teacher situation with a new idea out (something about 5 teachers splitting their classes). More on that to come.
I listened in on the Charter Commission special meeting yesterday. First Place Scholars is on probation. Also some odd stuff there but First Place has a year to get things together. More on this to come.
Tick tock, Supreme Court, where's your charter school law ruling? Court watchers say the Court generally issues rulings before the end of the year so we're getting mighty close.
Community meetings tomorrow:
Director Blanford - 10am-11:30am at Douglass Truth Library
Director Patu - 10 am- noon at Caffe Vita
What's on your mind?