School Board Report – Dec 18, 2018

I attended the school board meeting on December 18, 2018, and there were a couple items I’d like to share.

First, it was the board’s annual reorganization. Didem Pierson was elected as board president. Bill Clausmeyer, after many years of serving on the board, announced his resignation so he could have more time with family. The board will discuss the vacancy at its meeting tomorrow, Jan. 8, 2019. They will appoint someone to fill the position until the next election. The new board member will need to be from the same geographic region of the district as Bill was, in the Glacier Park area.

Second, it was also the annual report on course changes at the secondary level. Changes to course offerings at both the middle and high school levels for the 2019-2020 school year were announced. The two new courses at the high school that I found the most exciting were concert orchestra and principles of engineering. I was disappointed to learn that Tahoma always solidifies courses for the following fall in December, as I had hoped that PATH could encourage Tahoma to expand the gifted offerings at the middle school for Fall 2019. (Don’t despair, however. Read my next post about the PTA Roundtable.)

There are always a few tidbits from the school board meetings that are important for PATH to know. As you can see, there are a lot of these meetings. A few of us have started taking turns attending and then reporting back. We could use some more help! Please let me know ( if you'd be willing to attend a meeting and share what you learned.