Kennewick School Board Meeting
July 18, 2012
Section 1: What transpired
Personal comments (based on my Leadership WSSDA training) in Italics
Section 2: What was not included
Present were school board members Dawn Adams, Heather Kinzley, Brian Brooks, Ben Messinger, and Ron Mabry. KSD staff: Dave Bond (Superintendent), Vic Roberts, Chuck Lybeck, Bev Johnson-Torelli, Jack Anderson, Greg Fancher, Linda Tucker, Ron Williamson, Ron Cone, Lorraine Cooper, and Bev Henderson. Also present was a representative of KEA and several and members of the public.
The meeting was Called to Order at 5:35 PM by Dawn Adams who led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Communication from Parents, Staff and District Residents: Teri Staudinger, President of the Kennewick Education Association (KEA), spoke concerning Policy 2420. KEA surveyed its members and Teri gave the results, in writing, to the board. Over 300 members responded: 83.1% favored traditional grading, 9.3% favored Standard Based Grading, over 100 respondents were elementary school teachers, 80 middle schools and 93 high schools. When asked if more time was needed to study grading policy: 65% said “yes”, 14% “the same” and 20% “no opinion”.
Larry Roberts, librarian at Highland Middle School rose to address the same issue. Dawn Adams interrupted him and said there would be time later in the meeting to discuss the grading policy. Continue reading