Tuesday: School Board work session on mathematics

School Board Work SessionTuesday, December 15, 4 PMNext Tuesday’s School Board Work Session on the topic of Elementary Mathematics promises to be informative. It is on the agenda at the request of Board member Kelly Lichter, an outspoken critic of how math is taught in our schools.According to the Executive Summary on the meeting agenda, “State standards and … Continue reading Tuesday: School Board work session on mathematics

Checking in on Board Behavior

Tomorrow night’s School Board Work Session is an opportunity for community members to judge for themselves how well or poorly the Board is functioning at the one-year anniversary of its five members’ service together as a Board. On the agenda:Board Self-EvaluationGovernance ModelAccreditationBoard Self-Evaluation (Item C280)The Board gave itself terrible marks on its first self-evaluation in June. … Continue reading Checking in on Board Behavior

Invocation at Commencement of Meetings and More on Agenda for November 17 School Board Organizational Meeting

Each November, the Collier County School Board holds an organizational meeting to elect officers and decide upon meeting times and dates for the upcoming year. (Agenda here.) Last year, then-newly elected Board members Erika Donalds and Kelly Lichter began what was to become a year-long and still-ongoing battle, following their Contract with Collier County playbook. Unfortunately, I expect this year’s … Continue reading Invocation at Commencement of Meetings and More on Agenda for November 17 School Board Organizational Meeting

Learnings from a lawsuit and a text message

www.CollierClerk.comI was concerned and perplexed by some of the closing comments made by Board members at the October 20 School Board Work Session on Blue Zones.Roy Terry said (beginning at 3:01:23 in the video-on-demand recording of the meeting):I was happy to hear that Mr. Bracci’s suit against Dr. Patton was thrown out. I was also happy … Continue reading Learnings from a lawsuit and a text message

On the agenda for tonight’s School Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 10The next regular monthly meeting of the Collier County School Board takes place tonight beginning at 5 PM (business meeting at 5:30 PM). See agenda here. It’s a relatively short agenda, with only two items of business. School Board Policy 3211 Whistleblower Protection (Agenda Item C1)This is the second or third time this policy revision … Continue reading On the agenda for tonight’s School Board Meeting

On the agenda for Tuesday’s School Board Meeting

TUESDAY 10/13The next Regular School Board meeting is this coming Tuesday, October 13. See Agenda here. In this post, I’ll highlight items of interest.Minutes of Past Meetings (Consent Agenda)The Consent Agenda portion of the overall Agenda includes the recommended approval of the minutes of the last four meetings:August 18 Work Session on PoliciesSeptember 8 Regular … Continue reading On the agenda for Tuesday’s School Board Meeting

School Board Work Session Tuesday – Strategic Plan

Setting the strategic direction for the District is one of the School Board’s most important responsibilities.At Tuesday's Work Session  Superintendent Patton and senior members of her staff will update the Board on the District’s performance for Year Two of the District’s three-year Strategic Plan, and present the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Strategies they propose to … Continue reading School Board Work Session Tuesday – Strategic Plan