Our first agenda item continued the Board's discussion on the development of the District's Internal Accountability System. The System is designed to ensure that every student is on the path toward college-readiness by graduation. This part of the System deals strictly with academic readiness.
Our next agenda item continued the difficult conversation about the FY 2012 Budget (2011-2012 school year). Tonight, we discussed the Comptroller's estimate that shows the State's projected deficit at somewhere between $23 billion and $27 billion. We also discussed a potential payment plan to incentivize early announcements of pending retirements. Documents concerning both of these issues can be found here.
We then had a lengthy discussion about the Board's Liaison Roles. In the end, the recommendation was to largely leave things unchanged.
We also had second reading and proposed amendments on three Board Policies, DCD (Local) Employment Practices At-Will Employment, EB (Local) School Year, and EIC (Local) Academic Achievement: Class Ranking. These policies will move to final reading at the Board's meeting on January 24, 2011.
Our final agenda item tonight was a review and approval of the Schematic Design & Design Development of the New Housman Elementary School Replacement Project.