School Board Meeting Notes December 2, 2013
These notes were taken from attending the December 2nd meeting of the Corbett School District board and then using the recorded audio of this meeting. This meeting was 5 hours long. ( Thanks to Karina Lande for providing these notes.)
Part One: PUBLIC COMMENT
Norm Brill & Gary Purvine representing NEMCCA (Northeast Multnomah County Community Association.)
Gary – “Norm & I are with the NEMCCA board and we’re involved with the community and we’ve had a lot of questions from people who want to know more about what’s going on with the school. They’d like to talk to the board members in an open forum. We propose that the 7 board members come to a forum that we (NEMCCA) sponsor outside of the school and it would be moderated by someone outside of the district. We’d like to do this the month of January and we will send out invitations to the 7 members, and they can tell us if they’ll participate and maybe give us a rough date so we can schedule. We’re thinking maybe 2 hours and probably a week night.”
Norm – “We’d like to work with you the school board to do the best we can for the students and we’d like to have this public input so you know a little more of what the people would really like to see done with the middle school. It’s obvious that percentage wise what happened when the bond went down it wasn’t really what the people wanted so we need to get together. I hope all of you will want to work so we can bring it together.”
Dates were discussed and suggested before January board meeting. I think this will be a great opportunity to have the board respond to questions & ideas!
Janet Ruddel – “I’ve heard talk there’s going to be a facilities committee reconvening, is that going to be the previous committee or will there be a new committee assigned? As part of that I think it would be good the same committee instead of starting over from square one to make a positive recommendation for a $10 million bond.”
Charlie states the committee possibility will be discussed later in the meeting.
Now facilities discussion and meeting turned over to Randy. Randy states that each statement at the end is meant to get consensus from the board members. I’m going to break this meeting down by the handouts/statements. So following will be each document posted with comments & discussion to each individually. Be patient this may take time to complete.