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Citizen Watchdog Group Reports on Kansas City, Missouri School Board’s Oct. 12 Meeting

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A citizen watchdog group, Do the Right Thing for Kids, has released its report assessing the performance of the Kansas City, Missouri School Board’s performance during its Wednesday, Oct. 12, meeting.

You can read the report here: http://www.dotherightthingforkids.org/reportcards/october-12-2011/

The citizens’ summary of the board’s performance?:

“At its October 12 meet­ing the Board heard from senior staff about goals and plans for imple­men­ta­tion of the long range Transformation Plan which was devel­oped last year. This is an extremely ambi­tious plan that will involve a good deal of staff time and resources. While each of the goals is, in itself, a desir­able tar­get, observers from Do The Right Thing for Kids are con­cerned that the District may be tak­ing on too much given the cur­rent stress on the orga­ni­za­tion from loss of accred­i­ta­tion, lack of con­ti­nu­ity in lead­er­ship, and the inevitable shrink­age of enroll­ment and funds. Some pri­or­i­ties will need to be set. In future we will report in more detail on the Transformation Plan and efforts related to it.”

If you would like to find out more about Do the Right Thing for kids, the KC Education Enterprise published a story last August with information about who they are and what they do: http://tinyurl.com/5ruawxv

Also, if you would like to subscribe to their monthly reports, here is a link to their e-mail subscription page: http://tinyurl.com/6avsyk7

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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