Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What's not on the Policy Committee Meeting agenda? any display of character or courage.

APS' Policy Committee is meeting tonight, link.

You have to read clear down to "future topics" to find mention of; Progress APS Policies and Procedures Update. It isn't on the agenda for discussion tonight; nor likely will it ever be on the agenda for open and honest public discussion.

It has been nearly a year now since School Board Member David Robbins put the Role Modeling Clause on the table for discussion, link. The clause which reads;

in no case shall the standards of conduct for an adult be lower than the standards of conduct for students,
was removed by the board in order that neither they nor the senior administrative leadership of the APS could actually be held accountable as role models of the student standards of conduct.

In truth, there is not a single member of the board, nor a single senior administrator which the character and the courage to speak candidly, forthrightly and honestly about their intentions with respect to setting standards of conduct for students and then holding themselves honestly accountable as role models of those standards; not one.

Policy Committee Chair David Peercy has the authority to put the subject on the table for discussion; he does not have the character and the courage to do so, link.

Instead, he decided to lump the Role Modeling Clause into the discussion of all APS policies and procedures, and table the whole thing.

There are two reasons and two reasons only, to refuse to step up to honest accountability as role models of the student standards of conduct; a lack of character, and/or, a lack of courage.

If there is another, I cannot imagine it, and neither, apparently, can anyone in the entire leadership of the APS.

APS Supt. Winston Brooks, the senior-most administrative role model of the APS Student Standards of Conduct cannot summon the character and the courage to talk about it.

Neither can the senior-most executive role model;
School Board President
Marty Esquivel

photos Mark Bralley

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