The superintendent's Friday memos to the Board are still online - even if they are very hard to find. And they still make for interesting reading. The most recent one is no exception. Very interesting.
In this Friday memo to the Board, the Superintendent claims that the closure of the Middle College at High Point is NOT a program placement decision. No kidding. Here's the quote:
"This is an
administrative program decision not a school closure decision or a program move."
That must be why the closure of the Middle College at High Point was not included in the quarterly program placement report.
It here that the Superintendent tells the Board about the need to spend money to build the Alder Academy. "I indicated that I
would propose to you, the SPS board, that we split the $2M cost (with the caveat that SPS will
need small annual payments over several years)."
This memo includes the interim report from the Title IX Task Force. It includes a number of recommendations. Oddly, there is no mention of any update of the Sexual Harassment Policy, nor any mention of compliance with any of the policies. I continue to find it odd that despite all of the lip service paid to how gravely and deeply everyone cares about sexual harassment and policy compliance, there doesn't appear to be anyone who cares that the District isn't following the policy. The policy requires an annual report. It's been years and the superintendent has yet to deliver the first annual report.
What are your favorite parts of this week's Friday Memo?