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School board sets agenda

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Clay Community School Corporation School Board will conduct its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in the media center of North Clay Middle School, 3450 W. State Road 340, Brazil.

Several new items are on the agenda for the meeting, including:

* Annual financial report,

* Outstanding check report,

* Conflict of interest disclosure statement,

* East Side Elementary -- Eight Step Process,

* North Clay Middle School -- Mini-grant program,

* Non-certified stipend reconciliation,

* Reports from Tom Reberger and Frank Misner,

* Permission to apply for grants, and

* Discussion of improving school board meetings.

In addition, Interim Superintendent Kim Tucker will provide a report.

As well, following the regular meeting, the board will conduct an executive session.

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...and why isn't finding out who was at fault for not putting more snow days into the calendar on this agenda???? It's time we make those in administration as accountable as all want to make teachers. Though all are integral part of the team, the tone of an organization begins at the top. It's WAY past time for holding administration accountable as I contend THAT is why the few "rotten apple" teachers we have in corporation have been allowed to hang around and cheat students years after year.

"Fix" the administration and you will "fix" a good portion of the problem at teacher level. Board and administration have to learn that it is the student they are working for and not their fellow cohorts on board and in central office. Can't be "nice" to your coworker if they aren't doing their job and still be a "good" steward of the education of the student.

Have a good day.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Feb 9, 2011, at 9:09 AM

..AND the officially published agenda was altered last night for those who didn't attend. Afterward there was some discussion about whether or not this was legal... Two items were added. One about how to handle snow day time last week for employees and something about a study ISU wanted to do that involved using elementary school students in the corporation.

While the first may have been considered to have time concerns, the second did not and should have been published so parents could attend if they wanted to know how it might affect their children.

EVEN IF A LEGAL LOOPHOLE WAS THERE, this does not bode well for transparency and public officials need to be careful about not having a appearance of unethical goings on. There should never be a situation where a question can be raised about this sort of thing but the tone that it's there, reduces the trust of the public of how things are done in closed sessions.

Same old thing, ad nauseum...When is the school corporation going to move beyond this antiquated way of doing things? Very Mubarak like... and look where he stands now.

It may take another 30 years, but this sort of thing just is not working any longer.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Fri, Feb 11, 2011, at 10:20 AM

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