The Budget Advisory Committee [apparently just for show on paper] has not met once this year, even with a call from four trustees [using Bylaw 9360 (3) which requires a meeting to be called on that basis but which was denied by the Chair [“It’s not our practice”], yet a school closure has gone ahead. Budget options are presented with ideas for savings, without direct trustee involvement at the generative stage when various scenarios and options are accepted or rejected for public presentation and discussion. [Some colleagues on this Board call that degree of involvement “micromanagement”. I would counter that the electorate expects that degree of involvement in exchange for paying me $1200 a month.]
Month: April 2014
“Making a motion again after it has been defeated at a previous meeting is called renewal of the motion. All you need to do for this motion is to make the same motion again at your next monthly meeting. You can do this regardless of how you voted on the original motion.”
“Though the Sundance community, as well as the hundreds of individuals who have written to you in support of Sundance, are presently disillusioned with the way this process has been handled so far, we still hope that a more positive solution will be found. We want what we have always wanted, to work with the board to meet the budget constraints as well as the needs of the children who call Sundance “home”.”
This government is forcing public education Boards to operate in a business model attitude to education and move toward fee for service like private schools. Public education is clearly not the place to institute economies of scale.