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Minutes of Redding Board of Education Special Meeting, 03/04/2019

AGENDA: Redding Board of Education Special Meeting-Listening Session II

RECEIVED 03/13/2019 3:27pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

REDDING BOARD OF EDUCATION
Special Meeting Minutes
Meadow Ridge
March 4, 2019

ATTENDANCE:
Board of Education: Irwin, Parkin, Pilato, Reilly, Whaley
Administration: McMorran
Members of the Public: Approximately 15

CALL TO ORDER:
M. Irwin called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
None

BOARD MEMBER COMMENT:
None

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: PUBLIC DISCUSSION TO SHARE INSIGHT AND ASK QUESTIONS
The Board and Dr. McMorran answered questions from about 15 Meadow Ridge residents. Questions ranged from basics about Redding schools and the extent to which the community values education to details about special education cost escalation and its impact on the overall program, the teacher contract, and steps the Board has been taking to control cost and negotiate prudent contracts. Discussion also included speculation about costs being pushed down from the state during the current legislative session and a common desire to see the Redding Education Foundation revived. Concerns were raised about the difficulty of Meadow Ridge residents to learn about the schools and the budget process. A strong desire to know more was expressed by several attendees.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
None

BOARD MEMBER COMMENT:
H. Whaley and C. Pilato both thanked the attendees for coming and joining the conversation.

ADJOURNMENT:
Motion: move to adjourn the meeting. Parkin, Irwin. Unanimous.

The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

Recorded and Submitted by
Chris Parkin, Redding Board of Education Secretary

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