Update from Sept. 23 Meeting

Dr. Paul Kelly, assistant superintendent for business services, welcomed everyone, and the advisory committee approved its minutes from the previous meeting. Dr. Kelly reviewed the timeline for the rest of the process.

Plan Scoring:
The advisory committee members each reviewed all the additional ideas the advisory committee created at the last meeting, using the criteria set by the Board of Education. Dr. Mike Kimbrel, executive director of quality and evaluation, reminded them how to score using the criteria.

Dr. Kelly explained that the ideas were in three groups:

  • In the blue ideas, the high schools are in the first tier.

  • In the orange ideas, the high schools are in the second tier.

  • The yellow ideas were a hybrid, where the high schools were in different tiers or there were four different tiers.

Using their scores, they narrowed down the ideas from 32 original ideas to three ideas, with one idea from each category.

They eliminated all the ideas where there were four tiers, because although these ideas scored well for reducing the number of bus drivers needed, they had too negative an effect on families.

Getting Public Feedback and Making a List of Considerations:
Nicole Kirby, director of communication services, explained how we will get feedback from the public. She said that after the meeting, the three ideas the advisory committee chose would go out to the public for review on Park Hill Listens.

People will be able to comment on the ideas, and they will also be able to like and comment on other people’s comments.

There will also be a public meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Plaza Middle School, where people can review the ideas, ask questions and give their feedback in person.

Kirby explained that the advisory committee would review all the feedback and use it to make a list of considerations for ways to improve the final recommendation to the Board of Education.

Next Meeting:
There will be a short advisory committee meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, before the public open house. Then there will be another advisory committee meeting the next day, from 4:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, where the group will review all the feedback.

Presentation and handouts (PDF)

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