Piner-Olivet Union School District School Board General Expectations and Guidelines: To ensure compliance with the Brown Act, Board members will not communicate the content of these meetings to other Board members, but will report out to the Board as a whole during a new portion of the agenda for just this report during a duly agendized Board meeting. The Board asks that the public will be mindful that action can only be taken through a majority vote of its members in a duly agendized Board meeting. Therefore, statements made by individual Board members only represent the view of that Board member, and not the Governance Team as whole. Likewise, statements or information provided to individual Board members are also only made to the individual Board member, and not to the Board as a whole. Additionally, the Board asks that all participants of these office hour sessions understand that all personnel matters are confidential. All participants are expected to respect confidentiality; the School Board member cannot comment, nor offer their individual opinion, on such matters. Any individual Board member’s lack of response or silence should not be treated as indication of any particular position on the matter. The community will not submit individual-specific grievances, rather all comments and input should be made using generic – non-specific language so as to bring issues to light without exposing, disclosing or calling attention any single person/student/staff. Every effort will be made by all participants to adhere to authentic, public appropriate communication while engaging.
We are excited to have this new way to hear from the POUSD community and look forward to office hours at a site near you soon!
Litigation Against the California Department of Education to Access Student Records A federal judge has ordered the California Department of Education (CDE) to disclose personal student information– including documents and data dating back to 2008–to the plaintiffs who initiated an ongoing lawsuit against the state agency. The court allows parents or students to file an objection. To find out how to "opt-out," please click onthis link from the CDE website with information about the litigation.
The Sonoma County Office of Education has prepared an announcement with more information about the case and what it means for local schools.