"I was checking out the agenda for the board mtg on Wed. and went to the technology document that was added. It was sent from Nyland on Sept. 18, and section II clearly states that board action is necessary because the amount of money being addressed exceeds 250K.
Kinda weird that the Gates grant flew through afterwards, with no board approval beforehand. If Nyland wrote the memo himself there is just no excuse."
So Nyland knew (or whoever wrote that BAR under his name) on Sep. 18th that any spending over $250K needed Board approval. And yet, on September 26th, he signed the Gates Foundation grant for $750K and seemingly did not know this.
Looks like National PTA is getting in deeper with Gates/Microsoft - this is a tweet from one of the national heads:
"Great day with @NationalPTA advocates at @MicrosoftIPC offices. Learned a lot about data privacy in education. Back at it tomorrow AM. -MLE"
I actually am hoping to talk to the head of Microsoft IT because he has said some promising things to the press. But, of course, those pesky details.
What's on your mind?