Thursday, July 31, 2014

APS Board Member Grades in; 3 A's, 3 B's and 1 C

If APS school board members were to be graded on their attendance at school board meeting between May 2013 and the end of June 2014, three would earn A's, 3 would earn B's and one would earn a C.

July data was not produced by the district and might well have further lowered two board member's letter grades.  The records, link, were produced in response to an informal request for records that APS took it upon itself to morph into a formal Public Records Request.  The records were immediately available and should have been immediately produced.  They used the process to add 9 days to the response.

Of the 105 (or 106 - I refuse to count them by hand again) board meetings that APS school board members could and should have attended;

  1. Analee Maestas attended 97%,  (A or A+)
  2. Lorenzo Garcia attended 96%,   (A)
  3. David Peercy attended 91%,   (A-)
  4. Donald Duran attended 89%,   (B+)
  5. Kathy Korte attended 82 %,   (B-)
  6. Marty Esquivel attended 80%,   (B- -)
  7. Steven Michael Quezada attended 71%    (C-)

  • fewer than half - 39% of meetings had full attendance.
  • 35% of meetings had only 6 board members participating.
  • about 8% of meetings had only 5 board members participating.
  • 17% of meetings had only 4 board members participating. and
  • less than 1% of meeting had only 3 board members participating*.
*Technically this is an impossibility as there wouldn't be a quorum if only 3 members were present.  I am supposing if a member arrives after role is called, they are still marked absent.

Board members had; 3, 4, 10, 12, 19, 22, and 30 absences respectively. Over the same period of time, students are allowed 13 (10 x 1.3) absences or be dis-enrolled.
Do as I say, not as I do.
Right, like that works.

Interesting, and in my opinion, newsworthy.

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