So, some members of the school board moved to have a special called meeting this week to vote on the future of the SAT-10 tests, which assesses kindergarten through second grade students.
Then some members decide they can't make it. That meant the board wouldn't have a quorum. (You need six apparently).
In response, BOE Chairman Mike McMillan announced today that he's going to call a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 3. (The plan is to take a recess from the work shop and go into the special meeting, and then go back into the work shop.)
You with me so far? Good.
Soooo, today - after McMillan has the BOE secretary send out the email - Superintendent Jim McIntyre, in a memo, says he's canning SAT-10 testing for kindergarteners. You can read the memo, RIGHT SMACK HERE. The move does not apply to first and second grade students.
I suspect this will still got to a vote on Nov. 3, and that there's enough board members who will want to do away entirely with the SAT-10.
From what I understand, the school system needs to order the testing materials by Nov. 7.