Please be aware that the results of the Feasibility Study for the Mandarin Immersion proposal have been moved up by the District Staff and will be presented to the Board on December 12th. The Board Vote on MI has been scheduled for January 9th.
Please note that there will be no board meetings between those two dates for public comment. The time between the presentation of feasibility study and the final board vote is almost entirely HOLIDAY time, with school schedule resuming on January 3rd.
If the public is interested in the results of the feasibility study and/or would like to comment on the Mandarin Immersion program, they should
a) plan on attending the December 12th session and the January 9th board session. Normally held at 7:00pm at 25 Churchill.
b) please send letters, emails or phone calls to the board if you feel there should be more time available for community input between the feasibility study presentation and the final vote.
For the sake of transparency, and to avoid the appearance of trying to railroad this important decision through under the community radar, I would like to see a Town Hall Meeting forum scheduled in January. I assume improved public awareness is something most sides of this issue could support.