Monday, January 12, 2009

Public meeting on testing in public schools begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, the same time as a public meeting of a mayoral transition team

Below is information on our monthly school board “round table” meeting to be held tomorrow night. As a reminder, these Districtwide meetings were developed to allow an informal interchange between patrons and board members. Each meeting has a central topic or two for discussion. The remainder of the meeting is for any comments or discussion from the floor. These meetings are styled after the “Zone” meetings started a couple of years ago following the City Ward 4 meeting format.

The topic of “testing” for this meeting arose from a patron at a previous meeting who asked: “Why does it seem that my children are always taking tests? What are they used for?”

If you are interested in this topic, or have any other comments for board members, please feel free to stop in on this informal session.

Tim Kring
Board of Education
Zone 3
The Fayetteville School Board will hold its next Round Table meeting on Tuesday, January
13 at 6 pm* in the Woodland Jr. High Library. The primary topic for the meeting will be
testing in the district, why it's done, and how the data is used.
There will also be a discussion on whether or not to suspend the round table meetings, due
to the number of special and public meetings set for the spring semester.
For details, please call Alan T. Wilbourn at 479.973.8654

The transition-team meeting is to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chamber at Fayetteville City Hall. This meeting will be shown LIVE on City 16 of Cox Cable.

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