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Timeline for issues and actions related to Transparency Concerns on the proposed Ballot Measures:

  • July 26, 2012 — Board of Education Special Meeting held for legal advice regarding statutory notice requirements for coordinated elections. Board President Carson declined to provide the public any information on the specific education reform issues being deliberated and considered for the November election. (Meeting lasted 72 minutes, however video is only 4 minutes as that was the only portion of the meeting available to the public – view here)
  • August 2, 2012 — Strong Schools Coalition writes to the Board requesting a meeting agenda item be added to the August 7th meeting to allow public deliberation of the issues under consideration for the November election (read request). (No response as of August 20, 2012)
  • August 7, 2012 — Strong Schools Coalition speaks at Public Comment asking the Board to publicly deliberate any items under consideration for the November election. (No response as of August 20, 2012)
  • August 8, 2012 — Strong Schools Coalition opens a Public Petition allowing the public to sign on to the request to Improve transparency and to hold a Special Meeting prior to the August 21st Community Engagement meeting to allow the public an opportunity to weigh in on the items under consideration at the upcoming Public Engagement meeting. (With more than 500 local community members signing, there has still been no response as of August 20, 2012.)
  • August 11, 2012 — Open Letter sent to other local organizations focused on educational issues in Douglas County
  • August 11, 2012 — After several requests were received, another petition to allow individuals to submit comments anonymously was opened.
  • August 21, 2012 meeting was changed from a Public Engagement meeting to a Regular Board meeting where Public Comment is less conducive to hearing from the public (see article with details).