Meg Dickinson covered the High School options from the Unit 4 Special Board Meeting last night:
Unit 4 has made available a draft report of Dr. Bob Malito’s brainstorming session on what to do with our High Schools. In the introduction, he says:
This draft report is to develop ideas and open up public discussion on this important topic:
- Some possible options are offered for input. We are seeking corrections, additions, and/or ideas on the pros and cons lists.
- Allow the Board, staff, parents, and local taxpayers an opportunity to offer reactions/input.
- This is an evolving document for the purpose of: discussion and obtaining input
As part of that “public discussion” and seeking input/reactions, they also have a Survey available. The survey has 3 questions for each of the 5 Options, basically, likes, concerns and comments. There is no section to comment on the report overall.
I like that the Unit 4 Board and Administration have put up a survey and are making their draft report publicly available. I still desire a more interactive forum (ie, bulletin-board style forum), or perhaps an encouragement to do the discussion on facebook (ylech, I can only imagine how that would look). I applaud the effort to gather feedback, I just wish it was more palatable. Even the Study Session last night, how much interaction was there? How many people stood up to voice their concerns? I was not able to attend so I have no idea, and the NG does not really tell that side of the story. Were there even community members at the meeting?
I’ll not offer too much commentary on the report itself until more people have read it. Go form your own opinions first. We can chat more later.