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Monday, April 25, 2011

Follow Up Update

Over four months ago the staff promised quick changes to the School Reports. The changes have not been made and no one talks about them anymore. The Board has yet to ask about them.

The interim superintendent and the Board have been promising more transparency and engagement since the change in leadership on March 2. Since that day not one action brought before the Board has had any community engagement. The new superintendent uses a new Board Action Report template that doesn't have a community engagement section. There's no noticable increase in transparency either.

The projected enrollments at schools used for budget purposes is significantly smaller than the projected enrollment at schools for the capacity management and enrollment planning purposes. The difference has not been explained.

There has been no report to the Board of program placement decisions for 2011-2012. It is long overdue. I know the decisions were made, but they were never reported to the Board as the policy requires.

Board meeting minutes now highlight the items for follow up. Is anyone following up on the assigned follow ups?

1 comment:

dan dempsey said...

"2. Since that day not one action brought before the Board has had any community engagement. The new superintendent uses a new Board Action Report template that doesn't have a community engagement section. There's no noticable increase in transparency either."

The increase in transparency is that this Superintendent likely tells the Board the truth more often. At least this superintendent has engaged 7 more members of the community than MGJ on most issues.