The Birmingham Board of Education is a nine-member elected body that works with the superintendent to establish a vision for the school system by adopting goals and policies that address student needs, advance student performance and overall operations of the system. The conduct, allowed by members of the public, by Ms. Beatty at Board meetings has reached a point where she has lost control and has allowed the meeting to denigrate into nothing more than a rant against the Superintendent and the District. Continued or repeated accusations against employees of the District by Charles Sellers is having a negative effect on students and education.
While certain members of the Board and public wish to grandstand and point fingers, it is the calm, level heads of reason who methodically moved to plug the Data Breach” hole. Since the state has assumed a large portion of the fiscal responsibility for new school construction, the capital requests must be submitted to the State Interagency Committee and must be approved by the State Board of Public Works.
The Board sets the goals and policy for the Superintendent and his staff for negotiations. But, our exchanges were always civil and respectful and we worked through our personal beliefs and experiences to provide for kids and education. The attachment, part of a series of personal text messages, was a text message sent to me by John Collins, advising me of a special board meeting and asking that I attend.
The vocal few have created a distraction for the Board of Education and District Staff. The lack of professional conduct and adhering to Board policy has allowed for the district’s staff to be abused and created a hostile work environment. The remaining two board members are appointed by the Speaker of the Indiana House Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana Senate respectively.
The Board in Poway has very specific policies detailing the role, responsibility and conduct for Board Members. Around 9000 schools are affiliated with the board and the figure includes around 140 schools spread across 21 countries. They have also shown they are willing to deceive, fabricate and exaggerate information to help in their furtherance of an agenda that has taken away from the ability of so many to function and provide for the education of children.