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  • #26307
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    Hiring Practices Committee:

    Every person we hire should be the best, the best for our students and for our district. Hiring process must reflect those values. Process must be fair and consistent across each school and the district office, nor matter where our employees are hired. We want it to be rigorous. Should be difficult to get hired, make sure we have 30 to 50 applicants for an elementary position. Should be intentional steps along the way to make sure the person we hire is the best. Will propose steps along the way to make it more rigorous.

    #26308
    MikeMartineau
    Participant

    Who is on the Hiring Practices Committee?

    Reply from the host (since the reply button is not inserting the answers under the actual comment) Ambrogi, Bradley and Van Houten

    #26311
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    Have to admit, I think it’s funny the way Erika Connors walks to her seat via the mayor’s podium to avoid me. I guess she didn’t like it when I’d say “hi” as she went by without reciprocating. It’s too bad some people can’t accept that some disagree with what they do and make things so personal.

    #26312
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    Public hearing.

    Sean Russell, VP of MEA, “tonight the topic I want to talk on…”

    Smarter Balanced Assessment. From MEA’s point of view, they are concerned about the financial ramifications if the city doesn’t participate. Worried that in tight budgets, the loss of funds would be bad. Not thrilled with SBA, Opposed to multiple tests at elementary level, opposed to high stakes testing, but not opposed to standardized testing. Know it doesn’t jibe with the Manchester standards, but enough connection that the kids can do well and know where they stand. Really want to encourage you tonight to do the test so we don’t lose the potential funding from the state that could hurt the district and other districts in the state. (I knew this was coming, more tomorrow, time allowing

    #26313
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    Time for the hidden agenda to be unveiled. Superintendent’s Report.

    #26314
    Deborah Olszta
    Participant

    OMG! The money is everything.

    #26315
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    Congrats to Ed Doyle, Manchester Central Band teacher, a UL 40 under 40.

    $5,000 book grant coming to HGF thanks to PTA to help with library.

    #26316
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    She’s been visiting schools Very pleased with what she’s seeing. Kids are reading, writing and doing arithmetic. Students focused.

    Visited with 4th grade class at GA. Very excited about FIRST Robotics, showing off pieces they have put together so far., etc…

    #26318
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    Updating board on a couple of areas:

    1) principal and aspiring principal academies. What they’re learning and what they’re doing.

    Interesting. They’re all white women. Other than David Ryan, has Livingston hired any male administrators?

    #26319
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    Reading her presentation. Lots of politically correct eduspeak, not really for the lay person. Lots of buzz words and terms.

    #26320
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    Ambrogi, Bradley and Van Houten

    #26321
    MikeMartineau
    Participant

    The Central principal John Vaccarezza

    Host’s reply: good catch. I’d forgotten about him. I think he’s the only other one, though and several administrators have been hired

    #26324
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    8th Grade Algebra data.

    #26325
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    last year, there were 5 sections of middle school algebra with 151 enrolled. this year, there’s 7 sections with 201 students. Looking to increase the number of sections next year again. Looking at high school credit options for ms algebra

    #26326
    Rich Girard
    Keymaster

    in HS 61 sections of algebra or algebra skills or something like that 1,382 students at Central, West and Memorial.

    Report concluded. Huh, no “action items.”

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