A reader sends along this link to tonight’s BOE agenda. The more they can distract us with this, the less attention will be paid to the “CORE Curriculum” disaster and, of course, the $75 million music palace. Pretty smart, these BOE people.
Going forward, it is proposed that the Board work with the State Department of Education to identify a mutually acceptable resolution to address racial balance concerns. It should be noted that this resolution should also address the District’s overcrowding issues. The resolution should be accomplished as soon as possible so the District can have time to properly implement any solutions.
Facility Utilization Update: At the last meeting, the Board took action on several strategies to address the District’s facility utilization issues (see page 2). The Board discussed but did not take action on adding an additional school of choice at North Street School. The Board asked the Superintendent to provide more information on how that concept could be structured. That document is attached for the Board’s review and discussion.
Based on the need to determine a strategy to address racial balance, it is suggested that the Board not take action on the proposal to add another school of choice at this meeting. There is the potential that the Board and the Administration may need to coordinate any additional strategies to address facility utilization and racial balance.