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