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Friday, July 1, 2011

July School Board Meetings to be At different Times!

Just a heads up on July School Board Meetings. Things will be different than usual, as they often are in the summer. I was always surprised at how much work gets done in the summer at a public school. Anyway, they have to hire three administrators this summer: District Business Manager (first priority), Student Services director and a Principal at TRIS. Things were flying fast and furious at the end of the last meeting, but here's the gist of what I heard. July 11 Business Meeting agenda deferred to August 8 at 6:30 PM. There will be a meeting July 14 at 6:30 PM to discuss qualifications necessary for the Business Manager position and interview a candidate. Monday July 18th at 6:30 there will be a strategic planning meeting, Monday July 25 at 6:30 is the committee meetings of the whole with time set aside for interviewing another candidate for the Business Manager. The meeting minutes will be approved at one of these on a consent agenda since by law they must be done at the next meeting.

Finally, if you're really trying to fill in your "school board" calendar for the year, note that the Annual Meeting date has been changed from September 26th to October 24th at 7pm. This is the meeting I pester and cajole all of you residents of the Evansville Community School District to attend and let your voices be heard. Don't like the fact that the school raised taxes last year by 8%? Did you go and complain? I was at that meeting. I think not. Every district resident has a vote at the Annual Meeting, specifically when setting the levy. I will acknowledge that it is a non-binding vote (the board usually considers it an advisement). The final vote to set the levy only includes the board and must take place before October 29 or something like that. Consider yourselves adequately notified that this meeting is on the radar. I will attempt to keep current with the budget, but expect some glitches as a new person is trained in.

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