Just saw this from Christina Board member Harrie Minnehan on Facebook:
Meeting ran from 9 a.m. until around 3:30. Nothing is being secretive. Correctly done documents are in preparation over this weekend. No impasse occurred, no blindsiding, nobody is coming after the schools with a long leash emblazoned wiht the word “Charter” on it right now. Whereas there was one identical MOU for three schools before now there are three distinct MOUs. That is a lot of work, a lot of time, and it has to be right, I think it will be. And I, of all people, know that waiting is not easy, but if we get what we want in the end it is worth it.
Is this good or bad? Doesn’t sound good. Apparently no one from the negotiating team is talking AT ALL! Even to their other board members. If it all went south, I would think they would notify them. Which makes me wonder…what may have been compromised from Christina’s draft MOU that will make a lot of people upset?
Wax on, wax off…it’s 2015. Do you know where your charter school is? This unending saga with school closures needs to stop. How can any school hope to do anything with the threat of closures or lawsuits looming over it’s head constantly. Add to this the impending doom called Smarter Balanced Assessments and everything that will come with that. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail in Washington D.C. and we can put an end to all this nonsense.