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Regular Board Meeting — June 28th, 2022

June 24, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on June 28th. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm at the Stevenson Administration Building. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

My Thoughts on the June 14th Board Meeting

June 24, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a regular board meeting on June 14th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). There are two issues I want to focus on: custodial staff shortage and our teacher shortage. As usual, I encourage you to watch these portions of the meeting. Custodial Staff Shortage […]

I’m Running for District 3!

June 23, 2022

Category: Announcements

I could not be more excited to announce that I am running for the District 3 seat. Please see my press release for more information.

Board Meeting on June 14, 2022

June 10, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on June 14th. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm at the Stevenson Administration Building. Also, at 4:30 there will be a second public hearing regarding redistricting (voting districts; not attendance zones). Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

May 24th Board Meeting – My Thoughts

June 5, 2022

Category: Board Updates

May 24th School Board Meeting We held a regular board meeting on May 24th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). Teacher Vacancies We learned that 192 teachers did not return contracts. Close to 180 teachers had already informed the district that they were not returning. So, […]

Board Meeting, May 24, 2022

May 23, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting tomorrow, May 24th. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm at the Stevenson Administration Building. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

May 10th Board Meeting – My Thoughts

May 20, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a regular board meeting on May 10th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). School Safety and Metal Detectors At last week’s board meeting, we finally had a chance to learn more about the district’s new metal detector pilot program. I was glad to see […]

Board Meeting, May 10, 2022

May 6, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on May 10, 2022. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm at the Stevenson Administration Building. We will also hold a budget work session beginning at 4:00 pm. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

April 26, 2022 Board Meeting — My Thoughts

May 3, 2022

Category: Board Updates

April 26th School Board Meeting We held a regular board meeting on April 26th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). Charging for Seat Time Recovery During public comment, two parents complained about the practice of schools charging families for students to participate in seat time “recovery” […]

Board Meeting, April 26, 2022

April 22, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on April 26, 2022. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

Called Board Meeting on April 7, 2022 — My Thoughts

April 9, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a called board meeting on April 7th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). Executive Session The board spent almost 2 hours in executive session addressing parent appeals of student discipline. Obviously, I cannot go into any details about those appeals. However, I do want […]

Called Board Meeting: April 7, 2022

April 6, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a called board meeting on April 7, 2022. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

Board Retreat, March 26, 2022 — My Thoughts

March 30, 2022

Category: Board Updates

On Saturday, March 26th, the school board held a board retreat. The agenda is here. While the audio of the meeting was live-streamed, I do not believe it has been posted. I won’t summarize everything, but I will discuss two highlights: (1) a presentation about academic achievement and (2) an HR presentation about reasons teachers […]

March 22nd Board Meeting — My Thoughts

March 25, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a board meeting on March 22nd. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). I will cover three topics: the board’s role in hiring administration officials a clearly unconstitutional attempt to silence criticism of the board the Chairwoman’s response to the Post & Courier article about […]

Board Meeting, March 22, 2022

March 18, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on March 22, 2022. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

March 8th Meeting – My Thoughts

March 18, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a board meeting on March 8th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). The agenda mostly listed various contracts that we approved. We also addressed the mask mandate. There’s no point in trying to reconstruct how we ended up where we are, but the district […]

March 11, 2022 Called (Virtual) Meeting

March 11, 2022

Category: Announcements

At noon on March 11th the school board will hold a virtual meeting to discuss the issue of mask guidelines. Click here for the agenda and here for the live stream link.

Board Meeting, March 8, 2022

March 4, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on March 8, 2022. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

February 22nd Board Meeting – My Thoughts about What We Are Not Talking About

March 2, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a board meeting on February 22nd. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). The agenda mostly dealt with contracts. The public comments and board reports mostly addressed the issue of masks. The board reports begin at about the 41:24 minute mark. For some reason about […]

Board Meeting, February 22, 2022

February 21, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on February 22, 2022. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream. Also, in-person attendance will be permitted at this meeting. Click here for the guidelines.

My Thoughts on the February 8th Board Meeting

February 14, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a board meeting on February 8th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). Here are my thoughts about a few of the issues discussed at the meeting. Teacher Turnover Per School A board member requested information about teacher turnover for each school. This is an […]

February 8, 2022 Board Meeting

February 7, 2022

Category: Announcements

The school board will meet on February 8th. Public session is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. Click here for the agenda and here for the link the live-stream.

My Thoughts on the January 25th Board Meeting

January 28, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a board meeting on January 25th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). Here are my thoughts about a few of the issues discussed at the meeting. Literacy Kits We approved a contract for literacy kits for students with special needs. These kits are aligned […]

Board Meeting | January 25, 2022

January 24, 2022

Category: Announcements

There will be a regular board meeting on January 25, 2022. Click here for the agenda and here for the live-stream link.

My Thoughts on the Jan. 11, 2022 Board Meeting

January 19, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a board meeting last week on January 11th. You can view the meeting here (on Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). There isn’t much that warrants a summary or my two cents here, but I will revisit a few issues I raised during the Board Reports. Teacher Retention and Recruitment I mentioned […]