The Huntsville City School Board will be meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 8:30am and at 1:30pm for “Employee Conferences.” Additionally, they will be meeting briefly after the 1:30pm meeting to discuss “a resolution regarding Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, (QZAB), Series 2011.”
According to a rumor I have heard, Dr. Robinson plans to ask for Dr. Moore to present written details of her Special Education segregation plan at one of these meetings tomorrow, although this is not confirmed by the agenda posted on the board’s website. According to an email I just received from Dr. Robinson, the Special Education report will not be shared tomorrow. It will be delayed until Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 5:30pm. (The evening before the last day of school.)
So time for a third update. I’ve been informed by Dr. Robinson that Dr. Moore is not going to request that Ms. Sledge offer any further information concerning the Special Education Segregation Plan. In short, Dr. Moore is claiming that the “report” Ms. Sledge offered on May 5th (which included no details, no reasoning for the changes, and that the board did not vote on) will be their final word on special education.
This is unacceptable, and the board should be the board. They should supervise the superintendent. This isn’t a difficult concept, but they don’t seem to get it.
The published agenda does not allow for public comments. Again. I will be attending all three meetings tomorrow and will share what, if anything, is published.
Other Meetings Currently Scheduled
There will also be “Employee Conferences” held on Wednesday, May 18th at 8:30am and 1:30pm.
The board will be interviewing the three candidates for superintendent next week on consecutive days from 3 – 5pm. That schedule is as follows:
- Monday, May 23 Dr. Daniel Brigman
- Tuesday, May 24 Mr. Brett Springston
- Wednesday, May 25 Dr. Casey Wardynski
Finally, the board meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 19th at 5:30pm has been moved to Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 5:30pm following the Springston interview. They will not be discussing special education, or so it seems. It bears watching closely, for as with Hamlet: “Madness in great ones [or the powerful] must not unwatched go.”