Public Meeting Minutes: June 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Board of Education Workshop

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June 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Board of Education Workshop Minutes

June 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM - Board of Education Workshop
1. Workshop called to order and roll call
Rationale: 

COPY OF OPEN MEETINGS ACT: The Board of Education makes available at least one current copy of the Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room at a location accessible to members of the public. The Act is posted on the south wall of the meeting room.

ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS: The Arlington Board of Education reserves the right to adjust the order of items on this agenda.

 

Discussion:  President Matt O'Daniel called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. indicating that this was an official meeting of the board of education and as such would comply with the open meetings law as posted.  Also present for this workshop were administrative staff Lynn Johnson, Aaron Pfingsten, Jacque Morgan, and Nichole Fairhead as well as 37 invited participants. 
1.1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Welcome to invitee's and introduction
Rationale: 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SPEAK DURING PUBLIC FORUM: 

Getting Started: When it is your turn to speak during the public forum portion of the agenda, please come forward, sign your name and address on the sign-in sheet and state your name to the Board of Education. 

Time Limit: You may speak only one time and must limit comments to 5 minutes or less.  

Personnel or Student Topic: If you are planning to speak about a personnel or student matter involving an individual, please understand that our policies require that such concerns initially be directed to the administration for consideration. Board members will generally not respond to any questions you ask or comments you make about individual staff members or students. You are cautioned that slanderous comments are not protected just because they are made at a board meeting.  

General Rules: Please remember that this is a meeting of the Board of Education held in public for conducting the business of the Board of Education. Disruptions, offensive language, personal attacks and hostile conduct will not be tolerated.

Discussion:  Board President Matt O'Daniel expressed his thanks and appreciation to all of the participants on behalf of the board of education.  He introduced the administrative staff and the facilitator for the meeting, Dr. Larry Dlugosh.  
3. Presentation of Current Reality
Discussion:  The administrative staff prepared and presented a powerpoint presentation that captures information about the current reality of Arlington Public Schools.  They entertained questions during the presentation.  
4. Engagement sessions facilitated by Dr. Larry Dlugosh
Discussion:  Dr. Larry Dlugosh facilitated the next few hours of the workshop.  The participants were divided into five groups that were presented with questions that were to serve as a prompt that would create dialogue, interaction, and listing of ideas.  Each group had representatives from the administration and the board of education on hand to help answer their questions.  After designated period of times, each group reported out their resulting ideas to the rest of the participants.  This process was repeated for a second prompt question.  The participants were provided a working box meal.  
5. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion:  The workshop was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.  
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