Click on the link below to view the agenda for the upcoming board meeting on May 14, 2012. There was a change in the 7/14 schedule to 14/21 to accommodate administrative schedules and give Doreen time to update the budget. My favorite rant topic is in this months action item, approving the middle school and high school handbooks which have the underwhelming 1.5 GPA "requirement" to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Ever since I learned of this in 2007, I've been railing against it. It is a disservice to the students, the district and the educational system to even call this a requirement. It is a slap in the face of all instructors who take the time to prepare curriculum and provide our children with an education. Kids can slack off during their sport season SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY CAN. Not that the vast majority of our athletes would attempt this, but there's always a few humans in any population who are happy to scam the system to their advantage. Since no data has ever been presented to indicate that this would be a hardship on even ONE student, I suggest the administrators who want to coddle these kids look at the tag line at the beginning of my blog.