Thursday, September 25, 2008

A gut full of cheese sandwiches, no doubt.

A few tidbits from the Board Meeting on September 23, 2008.

According to Marla Miller, the application for the conversion of Lynnwood High School was submitted on September 23, 2008. This would be the formal request to have the restrictions on the property released so the ground lease with Cypress Equities can move forward.

Gary Noble abstained from voting to approve revisions to policies 1260 and 6810 - Conflicts of Interest. It was impossible to decipher Gary's mumbling into a microphone that was shut off, but Gary couldn't vote because the change in policy is intended to serve no other purpose than to protect his seat on the Board. Unfortunately for Gary, his abstention further strengthens the claim that he wasn't eligible to become a board member under the rules that were in place at the time of his re-election. If he felt he wasn't eligible to cast a vote on the revision, he should have felt the same way about filing as a candidate.

The State Auditor's Performance Audit is slated for release on September 30th.

A member of the community made a formal request for all District records relating to the investigation into the decision to close Woodway and Evergreen. Marla Miller provided copies of the District's analysis. There were just fifteen (15) pages, further strengthening the argument that these schools were essentially selected at random, or at best, based upon Marla's gut feeling. A gut full of cheese sandwiches, no doubt.

A student representative, Alan Adzhiyev, asked a rather insightful question. The District has an existing policy that prohibits the withholding of meals from students with medical conditions requiring prescribed meals. If the District moves toward denying meals to students who cannot pay, what happens to students with a qualifying medical condition? How long will it take before a wave of students come to school with a newly diagnosed medical condition? How are food service employees supposed to know who has and who does not have a qualifying condition?

Ann McMurray appeared to be the only board member actually involved in the meeting. The others were either half asleep or trying not to prolong the meeting so they wouldn't miss "Dancing with the Stars".


Anonymous said...

They couldn't have a gut full of cheese sandwiches because they just fed them to the kids for hot lunch the other day. I'm guessing that all those sandwiches that were in the que for those non paying students were going to expire so they had to put them on the menu to get rid of them??? You do know they come in a bag?

Anonymous said...

I have said it before. I went to my first, only and last school board meeting in 1998. The only case of lethargy worse than the board is Tyrone pacing the sidelines two weeks ago! You know I would almost rather he hit the pavement before Noble.

Anonymous said...

A very sad day,
How does this blog site keep going and going.
I think it's because we have leaders not listening to there employees or it could be the employees are out of control.
Nick and Marla?

Anonymous said...

We'll, if you don't tow the district line, your are labeled a "whiner," if you're lucky. If you're not, kiss your job goodbye.