The record was left open for the submission of written materials. Those writtensubmissions are summarized herein below.Pursuant to the directives provided in the document entitled
FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED SCHOOL RECONSTITUTIONS,”
theundersigned summarizes below the input received at the Public Hearing.
Relevant Statutory Provisions and Board Policies/Procedures
The relevant statutory provisions include, but are not necessarily limited to thefollowing, which state in pertinent part as follows:
8.3. Remediation and probation of attendance centers
* * * *(d)
Schools placed on probation that, after a maximum of oneyear, fail to make adequate progress in correcting deficienciesare subject to the following
action by the general superintendent
with the approval of the board, after opportunity for a hearing: …
of the attendance center
and replacement andreassignment by the general superintendent of all employees of theattendance center.
Sec. 34-18. Powers of the board
.The board shall exercise general supervision and jurisdiction over the publiceducation and the public school system of the city, and, except as otherwise provided by this Article, shall have power:* * * *7.
To apportion the pupils to the several schools; provided that no pupil shall be excluded from or segregated in any such school on account of his or her
The School Principal, Dr. Kent Nolen, requested that the School Community be allowed to present its position through a series of speakers that he asked be called in a specific order that did not coincide with the order in which they had signed in to speak. He alsoasked that they be given more than the two minutes allotted if necessary. Two witnesses yielded their time to this effort. The Hearing
Officer exercised his discretion and accommodated the School Community’s request. The primary presenter of the school’s proposal
was an LSC Parent Representative, W.T. Harris. His testimony is therefore included herein in its entirety. See
at pages 25-28. Ihave also included the vast majority of the testimony of the other school community speakers who presented the balance of the