Notes on P20 Council MeetingJuly 21, 2011
Several concerning issues surrounding the P20 Council Meeting for July 21
Meeting was moved from 419C to 511A without notice via
the Secretary of State’s website
Checked notices THAT afternoon and no change had been made2.
Introduced Deborah Anderson, Executive Director of SmartStarta.
Introduced as needing to
have a ‘seat at the table’
to represent Early Childhoodb.
She was not appointed by the governor
as were the other ‘members’
Concerning because the NEXT roun
d of RTT has an ‘early childhood’
It seems as though she’s not only being ‘invited’
to serve in order to bring PreKdata
‘to the table’
, but make it possible to apply for an
RTT2 grant for ‘EarlyChildhood’
Neither Representative Earl Sears nor Senator Clark Jolly were at the meetinga.
This voids the voice of the people on the committee.b.
Neither had either been at the previous meeting (held quarterly)4.
Superintendent Janet Baressi was not at the meeting.a.
She sent John Kramen, previously of Achieve, now hired by the SDE.b.
John Kramen presented about how to structure the data to get a SLDSS
StateLongitudinal Data System grant.c.
P20 Council is following the national P20 blueprint to design the system to fit thedirectives of the SLDS grant.d.
n’s Power Point presentation already covered everything on the agenda that
was to be discussed.5.
Many decisions about how the board was to operate were made at the meetinga.
Without taxpayer representation, or attendance on the Council, this is governance bycommittee or taxation without representation.b.
This situation is governance by bureaucracy.6.
A decision was made to launch two other ‘task forces’ out of the Council
P20 Data Governance Committee and P20 Data Stewards Work Groupb.
Would they be subject to open meeting laws?i.
The P20 Council doesn’t post their meeting’s minutes on their
The P20 Council doesn’t even post ALL their agenda’s on their website.
Would new members be reimbursed expenses or otherwise paid via taxpayer funds?d.
GROWING GOVERNMENT in a very large way.7.
Though attending members admitted have initial matches of 80% or better linking databasesbetween Higher Ed and other agencies such as the SDE and Career Tech, they contend theCouncil is still necessary. Why? Is this data sharing not enough?8.
During the course of the meeting, student data identifiers were discussed as being ‘
The public has been told in numerous places on the Data Quality Campaign website that
DQC will collect data via a “unique student identifier”, however both in the meeting and
Providing of social security numbers is considered voluntary, but it is only voluntarilygiven if the parents are educated enough to understand what they are giving away.