After reviewing the upcoming Board of Education Agenda for the January 13th Committee of the Whole Meeting to be held at Monroe School at 7pm, we were struck by the obvious simplicity of the meeting agenda. We are concerned; this meeting is important because of the Facilities Presentation and what it means for our district moving forward with issues like curriculum direction, technology, enrollment and space considerations, etc. Given the issues our district is facing, we are wondering why the following items did not appear on the agenda?
- Given the sweeping changes the Learning for All Plan has had on the district since fall 2012, where is the status report showing how the administration is monitoring differentiation and the effectiveness of instructional programs like Reading Fundamentals and Words Their Way?
- Dr. Moon’s return visit to observe suggested and administrative directed district changes is not mentioned. Why? When is she returning to follow up on her report? Dr. Schuster mentioned Dr. Moon would be returning at the end of January; why is there no mention of her and her role in presenting her findings to the board?
- How is the math curriculum progressing in the middle and elementary schools? Where is a comprehensive mid-year report showing how the changes to the math program are working?