Monday, May 3, 2010
The May 3, 2010 Board Meeting
I had the funniest feeling though, that the upcoming elections sparked this sudden desire to "postpone" this decision. Whatever the motivator, I do agree with the decision. It was a $2 million line item in a $115 million list of cuts and was causing waaaaaay too much distraction from the big task at hand. Let it be known though, that this does not mean that some schools won't close - some certainly will - it will just be later - rather than sooner.
Then, there was a whole bunch of boring stuff and suddenly Sarah (in full campaign mode) starting questioning every construction expense posed by Ms. Colman with more or less, "so what are you doing in southern DeKalb?" Further, she insisted that 82% of students live in southern DeKalb. I mean, I'm pretty sure that's what she was saying - I couldn't really follow exactly...
Also, there was a discussion at the end about the fact that the board is committed to working together to evaluate pretty much every single program, including America's Choice, to see if they are producing the promised results. If not - they will be cut. In doing so, I hope they heed the advice of one of tonight's citizen commenters, "Ask the teachers what they think!"