Monday, November 07, 2011

The status of policy revision

The Policy Committee will meet tomorrow, link.

On the agenda;

II. Status of Policy and Procedural Directive Revision Project (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Menapace
It has been more than two years since then freshman School Board Member David Robbins put the "role modeling clause" on the table for discussion.

The board removed the clause from their own code of conduct in order that, they could not be held actually and honestly accountable as role models of the student standards of conduct.

The clause they removed used to read;
In no case shall the standards of conduct for an adult be lower than the standards of conduct for students.
The commitment made them accountable as role models of the Pillars of Character Counts!; a nationally recognized, accepted and respected code of ethical conduct. So they removed it.

The coward David Peercy, link, chairs the police committee. He tabled discussion of the role modeling clause, claiming he didn't want to interfere with the rewriting of all the policies; a process he has been working on at "full speed"for more than two years.

If you go to the bottom of the agenda, you will find all the tabled issues.

One of them used to be, discussion and action on restoring the role modeling clause to adult standards of conduct. You will note, it is no longer on the list.

According to Roberts Rules, a tabled item doesn't fade away through board inaction; it cannot be removed except by board action.

It wasn't removed by board action.

It was removed discretely and in blatant violation of yet another rule they claim to respect, because there isn't a one of them with the character and courage to discuss administrative and executive role modeling of the student standards of conduct, openly, honestly, in public and on the record.

photo Mark Bralley

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