The Kinks, “Tired of Waiting for You” (click to listen or download).
It has been almost 18 months since the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education enacted a new Equity Policy (policy here, minutes here, video here). The policy included the requirement that:
Administration will report on an annual basis to the Board of Education the extent of progress on specific measures in eliminating gaps in access, opportunities and achievement.
Administration will develop an annual report that will provide data on the distribution of staff, financial, and programmatic resources across all schools.
19 months. No report. I’m tired of waiting.
In the Strategic Plan and the Talented and Gifted Plan, much has been made of the reporting requirements. Some good things were included in these requirements. I hope they decide to follow their own rules on these, unlike they have on the Equity Policy.
Thomas J. Mertz