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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Interim Plan Vote Postponed at Least a Week

The Board is currently voting to extend the voting time and will NOT be voting tonight.  They are extending it at least a week (or more) but need to get it done before enrollment starts in late Feb.

I believe the Board must have gotten tremendous pressure about the plan to change the voting date.

They will be receiving new enrollment data from the Enrollment office.  Directors are debating whether gettting the data on Tuesday night for a Wednesday vote is fair to families and community.
Is it sufficient time for these people to give input?

Tracy Libros says they need a week to be sure.

Trying for 36 hours between posting of new info and meeting so the vote is set for Thursday, January 31st at 5 p.m.

This removes the vote and Director Carr's amendment.

Update:  All the directors wanted to make sure there was as much time as possible for people to weigh in on the new enrollment numbers (and possible ramifications to any plan) so kudos to them for that effort.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

the sound has gone out from the tv feed
--trying to watch!

Lori said...

What are these new data?

Just updated enrollment projections based on early enrollment? Results of advanced learning tests for this fall? Both?

What data have they been using up until now?

Just trying to figure out exactly what they'll know next week that is different than what they know today. Can anyone explain? Thanks.

Melissa Westbrook said...

Lori, that wasn't made clear but I will try to get that info.

mirmac1 said...

my guess is Carr's amendment did not have the votes.

Melissa Westbrook said...

Well, I think they want to make sure to back up any decision with "data". I just think the numbers are not there to say this really solves capacity problems.

Josh Hayes said...

FWIW, we were pulling together the F/RL numbers for Pinehurst this morning, for some reason. I suspect they're trying to get actual, today, enrollment numbers. For some reason.

Anonymous said...

Lori, what you surmise would make sense.

Early enrollment ends on 1/31 and AL has posted they will be mailing letters by 1/31.

-StepJ

mirmac1 said...

Frankly, I believe the minority coalition on the board wants one more week to lean on Director McLaren....

Anonymous said...

mirmac,

Which is the minority coalition?

-flibbertigibbet

Anonymous said...

mirmac,

Which is the minority coalition?

-flibbertigibbet

Anonymous said...

That's depressing. Was hoping the delay was due to a desire to make a decision based on data.

-StepJ

mirmac1 said...

The minority coalition is Carr, HMM and DeBell.

The parents that testified last night were very concerned that, over the next week, those with the time and resources to lobby for their scenario, will be able to sink the board with emails and calls. They believe schools like Sacajawea will be left in the dusk.