Friday, December 14, 2012

Rport and Summary of the 12-11-12 School Board meeting

The meeting is 1 hour and 47 minutes long.

There is no one addressing the board in the "public participation" portion of the agenda.

The Board begins the discussion of the State Reduction of $3.4 Million in BEP funding and what to do about it (8:26-33:12).  The pro's and con's of litigation are discussed and options for dealing with the loss revenue.

Metro was not one of the winners of the Race to the Top grants.

The annual report on technology is presented including a power point presentation and a discussion of the digital divide and the impact of technology on the common core program (38:44-1:31:00).

Nashville school board backs off suing state over lost funds

The Tennessean, Dec 12, 2012 - Despite one board member’s push to dig in and fight, the Metro school board on Tuesday backed off its threat to sue the state for withholding $3.4 million in funds to punish the district for rejecting a charter school application.

Board members expressed hope that the state might willingly restore the funds if the district takes a more cooperative approach instead.

The school board voted 8-1 on Tuesday to defeat a motion from board member Amy Frogge to pursue litigation against the Tennessee Department of Education.....(link)

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