A bit of scrambling with the schedule for the rezoning public hearing previously scheduled for November 15 at East Literature. It's been moved to December 4. Also, they're making people sign up before speaking so if you've got something to say, show up early and sign the speaker's sheet.
MNPS reschedules public hearing on student assignment
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2007) – Metro Schools has delayed a planned public hearing on the proposed student assignment plan for 2008-2009 to allow for additional community meetings and input.
The hearing, originally scheduled for Nov. 15, will now be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at East Literature Magnet, 110 Gallatin Road. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m., with sign-ups from 5-6:15 p.m. for those wishing to speak. The original date for the public hearing, Nov. 15, will now be a Board work session on the plan, to be held at 6 p.m. at the Central Administration Building on Bransford Avenue.
“It is important to every member of the Board that we provide as many opportunities as possible for our communities to review and respond to this proposed plan,” said Board Chair Marsha Warden. “While we have already held numerous meetings, it became apparent that Nov. 15 was too soon for us to have a public hearing when we had community meetings scheduled after that date.”
Still no meeting hosted by 22 year BOE member Ed Kindall whose term expires this August. No response to my e-mail asking if he was going to host one at all.
Here's the current schedule snipped from the MNPS.org website.
October 25 – Hillwood High School at 6:30 p.m. - hosted by Marsha Warden
October 29 – Madison School at 6 p.m. - hosted by Mark North
October 30 – Stratford High School at 6 p.m. - hosted by Gracie Porter
November 1 - Napier Elementary at 6 p.m. - hosted by Steve Glover
November 5 – John Early at 6 p.m. - hosted by Marsha Warden
November 6 – Bass Middle at 6:30 p.m. - hosted by George Thompson
November 8 – Brick Church at 6:30 p.m. - hosted by George Thompson
Monday, November 12 - Maplewood High at 6 p.m. - hosted by Gracie Porter
Thursday, November 15 - Board Work Session at 5 p.m., Central Administration Building
Monday, November 26 - J.T. Moore Middle at 6:30 p.m. - hosted by David Fox
Tuesday, December 4 - Public Hearing to be held at East Literature Magnet at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to speak should sign-up prior to the hearing, from 5-6:15 p.m.