The BOE had a most unusual meeting. Superintendent Cavanna status changed from suspended with pay to resigning effective December 31, 2012 and on leave till then
A statement saying he did some good was read. No charges were filed and no accusation of wrong doing was made. In my view the board hired this guy and mismanaged the relationship with the superintendent. This put the schools thru and expense and distracting legal endeavor.
One of the prime responsibilities of a school board is to hire a superintendent and work with that person to make sure the policies goals and objective and budgets of the board are followed. This board missed the boat on this issue
The block scheduling was presented it is a good idea put issue like were student will fit with lunch and the true cost are not figure out. I will call it a good idea and I would vote for it subject to finalizing some of the issues on cost, space utilization, the open lunch for seniors question and fitting in time for teacher to collaborate.
I agree with Superintendent O’Neill that the violence report in the media our over stated however we have some concerns on discipline and violence which we did not get honest answer to.
The union contract talks are supposedly close what ever that mean. Real changes are required in employee benefits and work rules. I am hope fairness applies not just for teacher but also for taxpayers.