Sutherland for Schools blog
Trustee Ashley Paz's rude interruption of my comment clarifying that schools of choice spend twice as much money per child as children at traditional sites is a drop in the budget compared to Dr. Scribner's refusal to answer legitimate and very significant questions about our budgeting.
Mrs. Darr will be having a fundraiser but the date is not yet set. Meanwhile, readers can make a contribution at the following portals:
(but first, let me remind readers that Dr. Scribner refuses to allow a vote even though this is clearly a policy matter, which, by law, is the board's responsibility.)
I'd hoped for a strong candidate to take over my seat on the FWISD board when the time came for me to retire and I am thrilled to have Anne Darr step up to the plate. She's a former elementary teacher and now special ed consultant for Region 11. She's a real Texan whose kids who have gone through our schools--one still at Paschal and another at TCU. She was even a Teacher of the Year!
The draft agenda for Feb. 25th does not include a vote on the 8-period day. Also the district has refused to provide a copy of the organization chart or the grade-equivalents as I requested.
I have asked Dr. Scribner and President Jackson to place a vote on discontinuing the 8-period day on the agenda.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress says Fort Worth 8th grade readers are significantly behind other large urban districts.
I don't think I've ever give a shout-out to a single school but I will now.
Thanks to UEA for keeping at the climate survey. Here are some of the results:
The 2018-10 staffing ratios are on the information page now. They are the top item.
Palazzolo's effort to quash net another of FWISD's appeals goes to court on Jan 15. (if I am reading this correctly) The CIA blog posted it again before the board heard it.
There were parents at the board meeting . . . and after . . . who are upset at the district. Here is what one wrote about our $15K bonus and 5-year contract:
One of you challenged my $100,000 cost of Palazzolo legal fees, so I checked. Yes, reader, you are correct. they are $422,557 . . . as of July 1 2012.