Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Board Meeting -- Reconfiguration Update

At last night’s Board of Education meeting, it was decided to end the conversation on reconfiguring the elementary schools and to retain our current neighborhood school structure. Each board member spoke about how the comments heard during the public testimony sessions helped solidify an understanding of how passionate the parents felt about the value of the current structure.

I thank all for their patience and involvement in the conversation. I am pleased that we were able to employ a process that allowed for each to contribute his/her thoughts.

The development of the 2007-08 budget will now continue without the inclusion of the ideas associated with the reconfiguration concept.


Anonymous said...

thank goodness they listened

Anonymous said...

I want to thank the Board for their patience during all the emotionally charged meetings. As one of the outspoken parents I was still able to see what the members had to endure at times. It was refreshing to see that they were able to see through what amounted to attacks at times and be able to understand where we were coming from. I applaud your effort to tame taxes and hope you can use they same inginuity to come up with other proposals. That was a shining example of the democratic proccess in motion. Thank you again.
Bill Toole