We will be posting a recap of last night's Board Meeting as soon as we can recover from what we heard last night. The meeting ran long, thanks to the fact that Mr. Turek was absent and Vice President Jill Vorobiev took the reigns of the meeting and allowed board members and community members alike, to ask questions, make comments and discuss (to some extent) the issues that were raised regarding the Learning for All Plan, School Rankings, School Improvement Plans and proposed major fundraiser to raise money for a new gym floor at CHMS.
Thank you Ms. Vorobiev for not shutting anyone down, not making "rat hole" statements and for listening. Perhaps you can permanently switch roles with Mr. Turek and become the meeting facilitator for all future meetings.
And most importantly, thank you to all of the parents who attended the meeting and stood up and made a public comment about the Learning for All Plan and/or School Rankings (ISAT scores). Your questions and comments were on point, appropriate and hopefully have opened the eyes of some of the board members.
While we prepare opinions and observations of what transpired last night, we suggest you all take the time to listen to the Podcast of last night's meeting, which is available on the District website. Until then, we leave you with one burning question and invite anyone who attended or listened to last night's meeting to submit a comment on what you thought of the discussion.
Question for consideration:
Why didn't Dr. Moon or any of her University of Virginia colleagues participate in the "Conversation" about the Learning for All Plan that took up most of last night's meeting, and that instead included "guests" from the Regional Office of Education and a former Secretary of the Department of Education?
We will come back to that question in our upcoming recap.