Tonight’s BOE Meeting–Revised Agenda

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The revised agenda has hit the streets…tonight’s GCS Board meeting will be lengthy.

Of interest:

1. The “Super.” Search. This is an item, according to the agenda, that is slated for late in the meeting (this should have been the top item). I can’t wait to watch this discussion.

2. The following two items, in my opinion, are related, and should be combined. Click on the details for item “C” (this item is intriguing and I look forward to hearing and learning more):

C. Minority Male Initiative Report
At the meeting of January 31, 2008, Dr. Eric Becoats, chief of staff, will present to the board a report on the minority male initiative. If you have questions regarding this item, please contact Dr. Becoats at 378-8838, prior to the meeting.

D. Middle School Character Education Program Update
At the meeting of January 31, 2008, Dr. John Morris, chief student services officer, will present to the board an update on the middle school character education program. The presentation will focus on implementation of the goals, curriculum integration and collaboration with the Diversity Office and National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ). Highlighting school efforts and the next steps of implementation will also be discussed. If you have questions regarding this item, please contact Dr. Morris at 370-8380, prior to the meeting.

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B. After-School Shared Use Libraries
At the meeting of January 31, 2008, Dr. Eric Becoats, chief of staff, will lead the board in a continued discussion regarding the after-school shared use libraries. If you have questions regarding this item, please contact Dr. Becoats at 378-8838, prior to the meeting.

Note…today’s N&R has a pretty good article on this. I’m for shared facilities. These are public buildings. These are the people’s buildings. If we can continue to identify shared uses for these buildings while they are sitting idle, it can only be a good thing.

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If any of you Board members are reading this today, it would also be nice for you to make some sort of announcement during your closing comments as to who’s running and who’s not (reference my comments from yesterday).

It’s going to be a late night! You bring the soda, I’ll bring the popcorn.

E.C. 🙂

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6 Responses

  1. Erik,

    The BOE intentionally puts items that they know will be controversial and people care about at the end of the meeting.. Their hope is that people will get tired and leave, so that the BOE can deal with issues like this in what is basically a closed meeting, or secret meeting (as Joe Stafford calls them).

  2. I know…and it’s ridiculous.

  3. Stormy’s right-on, as usual. You may want to have snacks during these meetings, EC but normally all I need is my trusty ol’ barf bag.

  4. A tank of oxygen is pretty useful too.

  5. As a friend once said, there’s not enough Pepe Lopez to get me through one of those meetings.

  6. Where is everybody tonight? Garth, Amos, Deena?

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