The first public comment session will focus on leveling, which is a proposal to eliminate advanced math classes from the 6th grade next year (Eye piece). Last week's BoE meeting drew impassioned opposition to this leveling, from teachers and parents concerned about both the advanced students and those needing more time to understand basic math.
The second public comment session will focus on the recommendations by JCJ Architecture, who have been hired to do a district wide utilization study. JCJ promised to make recommendations this Spring, which would solve Moody School's overcrowding this coming year. These recommendations are to be followed in the fall by recommendations for districtwide school buildings use. The JCJ recommendations will precede a second public comment session.
Here is the agenda for the meeting on Tuesday, May 26, in the Middletown High School auditorium, from the BoE web site:
6:00 Leveling7:00 Public Comment7:30 JCJ Architecture Recommendations8:30 Public Comment9:00 Adjournment
The Hartford Courant reports that the JCJ recommendations presented on Tuesday will deal only with Moody Elementary School overcrowding. The chair of the Board of Education, Ted Raczka, has not responded to my Thursday early morning request for more information to share about leveling or the JCJ study.