Audio/Selected Video from Glen Rose ISD Board Meeting for April 2009


Audio/Selected Video from Glen Rose ISD Board Meeting for April 2009

29 April 2009 at 10:36:04 AM

MP3 (- best to download and save to your hard drive to listen to. Video clips do not include the entire agenda, but the audio does, including Tommy Gibson's recommendation about changing out the Hvac system, and the financial report, also where the board broke to discuss EEOC complaint.

Kids saying the two pledges

Sports Awards

Math Athletes getting awards

Curriculum changes

Incidentally, although Wayne Rotan is not a member of the school board, he sits on the dais with the other elected board members.I notice in his latest contract that it also has written in explicit permission to be in the executive sessions with the school board, with some exceptions.

The Superintendent shall be permitted to attend all closed meetings of the Board, with the exception of those closed meetings where the matter under discussion relates to the Superintendent's contract of employment, or to the Superintendent's salary and benefits, or to the Superintendent's evaluation. With the unanimous consent of the Board, the Superintendent shall be permitted to attend closed meetings of the Board in the above exceptions.

I notice that in this book about school board meetings, where each member sits may be a clue to his or her interaction with the team. This book suggests that the superintendent sit next to the school board president so that he or she can quietly advise the board president.  I suspect the book is written FOR superintendents, because the blurb for the book says "Now superintendents can turn board members into productive, results-getting events that help them focus on teaching and learning to achieve district goals"... Oh, instead of the board president who is elected doing so, I suppose. 


I continue to believe that having the superintendent sit next to the elected board members on the dais gives the wrong impression, that is, that he also may be a school board member, rather than management who reports to the school board.I have never been, for example, to a corporate board meeting in which management did not report to the board, which were sitting separately.And, of course, I continue to think that it was highly inappropriate to put Wayne Rotan in charge of censoring questions at the Meet the Candidates meeting that same night, particularly since A. he is not on the school board and b. he reports, as management, TO the school board, which school board is in charge of his salary and evaluation.

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