I apologize for the delay in writing a post on the Feb 9 School Board meeting - it was a busy week.
It was a big meeting for public participation. Nine people spoke and specifically supported the idea of conducting a school employee climate survey, and no member of the public spoke against it. I appreciate the support - thank you.
Commentators also spoke about ensuring adequate pay for teachers, the value of a public meeting on Mt. Daniel, and the importance of hiring an additional gifted specialist for Thomas Jefferson. You might want to review as well the many letters written to the School Board, and posted here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/fccpsva/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=A6RMH2571F60
We talked about many items, but the longest item of discussion was the mid-year update on the school work plan. The updates are highlighted here: http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/fccpsva/Board.nsf/files/A6XN8T5B2F74/$file/Work%20Plan%20STAFF%20Work%202016%20MID%20YEAR%20UPDATE.pdf
Last, reauthorization visits for the IB program for GM and the PYP program for Mt. Daniel and TJ are coming up soon. I am looking forward to hearing those results.
Best wishes, Phil
(These are my personal views and not the official statement or records of the Board. They are not minutes but my personal summary of some of the highlights from the meeting.)