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Regular Board Meeting, September 27, 2022

September 26, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on September 27th. 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.

Board Retreat, September 24, 2022

September 23, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a board retreat on September 24, 2022 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Click here for the agenda.

September 13, 2022 Board Meeting — My Thoughts

September 19, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a regular board meeting on September 13th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). As always, I encourage you to watch the entire meeting. I will cover two issues today: board oversight of contracts and payroll issues. Board Oversight of Administration Contracts Before July 1, […]

Special Board Meeting, September 19, 2022

September 19, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a special board meeting on September 19th. The public session will begin at 5:30 pm at the Stevenson Administration Building. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

Regular Board Meeting, September 13, 2022

September 10, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on September 13th. The public session will begin at 7:00 pm at Lower Richland High School. Click here for the agenda and here to watch the meeting via live-stream.

August 23rd Board Meeting — My Thoughts

September 9, 2022

Category: Board Updates

August 23, 2022 We held a regular board meeting on August 23rd. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). As always, I encourage you to watch the entire meeting. Teachers Vacancies A week into the school year, we had 141 classroom teacher vacancies. The teacher “shortage” is […]

Board Meeting, August 23rd

August 22, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on August 23rd. 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.

Regular Board Meeting, August 9th

August 7, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on August 9th. 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.

July 26th Board Meeting – My Thoughts

August 1, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a regular board meeting on July 26th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). As usual, I encourage you to watch the entire meeting. A number of folks provided public comments at this meeting. The district (for reasons I do not understand) often strips those […]

In Case You Want to Watch Every School Board Meeting

July 27, 2022

Category: Board Updates

I will provide my usual summary of last night’s board meeting later this week. However, I was troubled by some of the thinly veiled insinuations that were lobbed last night. For example, at the end of the meeting one board member asked folks to watch all the board meetings to see where people stand. She […]

July 26th Board Meeting

July 25, 2022

Category: Announcements

We will hold a regular board meeting on July 26th. 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. Also, the board will hold a work session at 4:00 to receive budget and safety updates.

Lower Richland Community Meeting — My Thoughts

July 20, 2022

Category: Board Updates

After our June 28th board meeting, the Lower Richland community held an important meeting about the removal of Dr. Hursey from Lower Richland High School. I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to be at the meeting, but I am thankful that I was able to watch a video of it. I have some thoughts. […]

My Thoughts on the June 28th Board Meeting

June 30, 2022

Category: Board Updates

We held a regular board meeting on June 28th. You can view the meeting here (on the Richland One website) or here (on YouTube). This week’s board meeting was very disappointing. We continue to simply act as rubber stamps as we approve dozens of administrative hires and appointments. And we are doing this in the […]

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.