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|Monday (11/13/2006) Madison School Board Performance and Achievement Committee meeting agenda originally included a discussion of the Administration’s recent quiet policy change regarding students receiving credit (paid for by parents or the District) for non-MMSD courses.
The agenda item mysteriously disappeared, but several parents, including Board Member Lucy Mathiak spoke. The discussion is now scheduled for the 12/11/2006 Performance & Achievement Committee meeting.
2 thoughts on “Public Comments Regarding the Madison School District’s Quiet Policy Change Regarding Credit for Non-MMSD Courses”
I would hope to see the School Board revisit their policies regarding Credit (and Payment) for non-MMSD courses. Some changes and updates may need to be made to these policies.
In the meantime, I would hope the School Board would consider directing the administration to continue with the existing implementation guidelines of current policies until further School Board discussion occurs. By doing this, the School Board has more flexibility in setting the time to take up this issue and to determine what aspects of the policy need to be addressed and a timeline for doing this AND parents (and staff) can have confidence about what is in place now, which are policies and procedures that the School Board approved and the public knows about and has been using for several years.
Continuing existing policies does sound like the right approach, but the experience of parents is that the policies are unclear, and seem to be unclear to the schools themselves.
From that viewpoint, and given this late date, when should (must) clarification of the policies be promulgated? Will the Board be prepared to do this Dec 11 when they meet to discuss the policies?
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