I am beginning to think that perhaps email is not the best tool for me to use when I try to engage larger groups as a whole. 🙂 I am going to post three emails that I have sent in the last month or so; my point and purpose is to expose my own thinking, to see where the train of my thought is going. My second point is to generate discussion (that should be implied on this blog – if I post it, it is my hope that we can start talking about it).
[I have to apologize ahead of time for the awful way WordPress totally mangled the formatting of the below notes – I tried to make them look better, but I am still struggling with it]
I sent the first few notes before I had an opportunity to listen to the November 5th Board Meeting. After listening to said meeting, I realized the board had some good questions for Dr. Zola and ultimately tabled the part of eliminating Proximity – however, on tonight’s Consent Agenda the Board will vote to approve (or disapprove as the case may be) the other two recommendations (1. merging Magnet registration a little more with “regular” registration, 2. changing when wait lists expire). Still very curious about the Choice Task Force and what work Alves has done and will do.
I sent this note to the PTA Council officers at first, and then forwarded it to the PTA Council email list. I have received zero responses so far, but two folks have told me that they agree 100%. While that is certainly gratifying, I yearn to find those who disagree as well. 🙂
After listening to the Nov 5th Board Meeting, I was quite impressed with several things. I sent this note with a sincere desire (and perhaps unspoken expectation?) to learn what the Board thinks the community can do. I am still waiting to learn.
PS – email communication is funny. And challenging. I do not make it a practice to post emails because there is an expectation that the message stops at the target audience, and I want to be careful about how to treat that expectation. Again, my point is to give context to where my thinking has gone and to generate discussion. And ultimately to provide ground for action steps.