At the June 10th regular meeting of the School Board, recommendations from the Teacher Retention Committee (TRC) were scheduled to be discussed at the August 10th School Board work session. School Board Chairman William Oakley dropped this item from the agenda, pushing the discussion back until later in August. Board member Nancy Proto questioned why the item was not on the agenda, and Oakley responded it was an oversight, and he would be sure to put it on the agenda for the next work session.
Proto also pressed the board for more data on student progress in core subjects like reading. “I’d like to see more reports, at least on a quarterly basis.” Proto said. “How do we measure trends unless we can see the data.” Board members Shannon Dunham and Jo Ann Molera commented that they had seen that level of data in the past. Proto agreed that she had also seen some data, but questioned why it was not available on a more routine basis so that it could be discussed by the board at meetings and work sessions.
Staff noted that those data points had been provided in the past, and could easily be provided to the board upon request.