Friday, June 11, 2010

BOE's Next Secret* Meeting Is Tuesday

   
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Special Meeting, 5:30PM
LOCATION: Olympia HS - Room 153A


It is anticipated that the Board will go into an Exec. Session at 5:30PM to discuss the employment history of particular person(s).
SCATS ~~ Of course, the purpose of this next secret* meeting is to try to decide who to choose to be our Interim Supt. My suggestion is the same as last time: Sue Meier, principal of Odyssey Academy should be selected by the Greece school board to be our next interim Supt.

Let's give her the chance to work her magic all over Greece Central. It will be "for the kids" of course. It will help to settle the discussion over whether the results at her school are reproducible if the students aren't lottery winners. Consider it a "two-fer" ...

*The lights are on, but the doors are closed and the school board is whispering!
  

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is the meeting as work is supposed to be starting on the district offices and they are moving to Kodak Park somewhere? BTW: Why Kodak Park not use a vacant school like Barnard for the interim offices?

SCATS said...

To 7:11PM ~~ Thank you for reminding me. It's at Olympia HS in Room 153A. All BOE meetings will be held at Olympia HS until the work on DO is completed.

SCATS said...

Oh & Kodak Park has A/C for the tender administrator's who might otherwise suffer. Barnard doesn't (so I hear).

Anonymous said...

to 8:28 - there is a/c at Barnard. Window units.

Anonymous said...

Of Course her results are reproducible if you can have every schools student make up look like hers. Look at the percent of free and reduced lunch vs. other schools. How is their percentage of students with learning disabilities vs. other schools? Look at their percentage of 2 parent homes vs. schools like Olympia or Apollo.

Their results are reproducible with students that come from families that are invested in their kid’s education. Anyone ever looked at the hoods that go to Olympia (I'm not saying they are all hoods, but they sure have more than their fair share) - ever hear the old saying about the apple not falling far from the tree? These kids are not invested in their education because their parents are not invested either.

I'd be a whole lot more impressed with what Odyssey does if the deck was not stacked in their favor.

SCATS said...

To 4:13AM ~~ We're saying the same things. We're just coming at it from opposite ends ;)

Anonymous said...

SCATS--don't normally agree with you, but I do on your suggestion for interim superintendent. Let's see if she can make ALL the schools like hers; I am a teacher at another school and am up for the challenge. Believe it or not, teachers DO want ALL of our students to be successful and ARE willing to work hard to do so.

Anonymous said...

4:13-
Odyssey doesn't have a deck, smartypants.
-A

Anonymous said...

There are no elevators at Barnard. You can't expect them to climb stairs.

Anonymous said...

It is contradictory to demand neighborhood schools on the one hand but comment on low free/reduced lunch rate at some schools. Either we manipulate the FRL rate or we don't. Neighborhood schools would be the biggest disparity in wealth you can have, since neighborhoods are segregated by wealth. There are some researchers who suggest schools must have FRL rate below 40% to be able to overcome the effects of poverty. Wealth does indeed matter. So are people up for distributing the kids to balance the schools for wealth?

SCATS said...

To 4:49PM ~~ Apparently, GCSD is just fine with such contradictions. Longridge school students don't get a choice, do they?

Anonymous said...

I want to hear more about this Sue Meier.

Anonymous said...

Actually I was thinking that kids going to schools with more than 30% free and reduced lunch who applied to a school of choice would be given a priority and bumped up the list, like siblings, with the goal of increasing the FRL rate at schools of choice and reducing them in the large FRL population schools. It wouldn't be hard to do.

Anonymous said...

Meier? I don't think so .