“The absences have created a frustrating situation. We’ve discussed it at length a couple of times (but) are essentially operating as a four-person board. In other words, if another board member misses, we would have a quorum, but if we vote on a motion and two vote yes and the third votes no, that motion can’t pass because we have to have three votes of approval. As a board, we sat down with our attorney, and we realize there’s not much we can do at this point but focus on the future. As a board, we’re not responsible for policing our own members.” Clark County Board of Education Chairman Michael Kuduk on how his board is dealing with another member’s frequent absences from meetings. From the Winchester Sun.
“We wanted to talk to them about what it would look like to engage them in conversation about our readiness and actually doing an assessment for us to become an early-college high school. In that conversation, it could take multiple iterations of what that might look like, but in our case, we wanted to assess readiness for our ability to do such a thing.” Holmes High School (Covington Independent) Principal Scott Hornblower addressing parents’ concerns about possible changes in college and career readiness course options at his school. From the Covington River City News.
“They had very legitimate arguments and one of the strongest I thought I heard here tonight was, ‘Would you sit in a football or basketball game and listen to that language without taking some action?’ and the answer is pretty much no. That’s all I’m going to say, but I am going to abstain from the vote.” Washington County Board of Education member Pat Clements on his abstention from voting on an appeal of the high school SBDM council’s decision to keep the book Girl, Interrupted in the school library. From the Springfield Sun.
“You’re concerned citizens and you care about education. That’s the fuel of the community.” Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director-designate of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, in Cadiz during the first stop of the organization’s statewide listening tour on K-12 issues. From the Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era.
“Teachers show them really fun and simple ways of interacting with their children at home, in the grocery store, in the car going down the road. It’s pretty cool the things they tell the parents.” Vicki Yonts, manager of the Muhlenberg County Schools’ kindergarten readiness program, which helps train parents and caregivers on the skills needed for a successful start to school. From the Evansville, Ind., WFIE-TV News.