April 28th Special Meeting agenda

I know folks are getting excited (insert alternative adjective as desired) in regards to a Spalding site. Keep your hats on, here are the “action” portions of the agenda for Monday:

  • 7. Reports: New Business
    • A. Suits and Ties Project: Dr. Judy Wiegand
    • B. Youth Assessment Center: Orlando Thomas
    • C. Master Facility Plan: Matt Foster This item has files attached
  • 8. Action Agenda: New Business
    • A. Resolution to Prepare a Final Budget for FY14 and Approval to Hold a Public Hearing on Such Budget on June 9, 2014: Matt Foster This item has files attached
    • B. 2014-15 Regular & Special Board Meeting Schedules: Dr. Judy Wiegand This item has files attached
  • 9. Consent Agenda
    • A. 2014-15 Elementary English Language Arts Adoption: Trevor Nadrozny This item has files attached
    • B. K-12 Health Adoption: Cheryl O’Leary This item has files attached
    • C. Acceptance of Contract for Sale of Marquette: Matt Foster This item has files attached
    • D. Bid: Auditing Services for FY14, FY15 and FY16: Matt Foster

 

 

Suits and Ties was really awesome. If you haven’t seen the video yet, go check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7vNEl4Br0w

One very interesting thing is that this video has gone viral, and you can find links to it on many many different websites. Reading through the comments on various websites, there is an interesting cross-section of responses; the vast majority give high praise and kudos to those involved. But some take a more cynical approach.

 

The Master Facility Plan sounds like it might address one of the things I need to vote for the referendum, but unfortunately Unit 4 has chosen not to post the plan at all, so we can’t read it. Hopefully it will be posted later. I don’t get why they don’t post it prior to the meeting. Note the the “District Facility Committee” and the administration “have done a lot of work”, yet there are no minutes or even meeting agendas that would give us a single clue.

 

Final Budget and obligatory “public hearing”. I always chuckle to myself when I hear about these “public hearings”. Maybe they used to be different, but all the public hearings I can remember last about 30 seconds. I think we need a few classes on “particpatory budgets” – and don’t worry Board Members, I don’t see a “participatory budget” happening in the context of a Board Meeting. At all. *grin*

 

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2 Responses to “April 28th Special Meeting agenda”

  1. charlesdschultz Says:

    A reader pointed out that indeed an image is posted for the Master Facility Plan.
    http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/9JGSPN73A9D4/$file/Attachment-1.jpeg

    It is not the best image to read – looks a little chaotic to me, and it doesn’t tie back to any of the scenarios via links since it is a static image (which is what makes dynamic, interactive infographics a bit better for this purpose *grin*). But it does tell a story. I think.

  2. charlesdschultz Says:

    Vimeo video now available:

    https://vimeo.com/93267104


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