FSA (Again . . .) MRK II


A report from the Vancouver FSA meeting

By Janet Steffenhagen 01-08-2009 COMMENTS(0) Report Card

Many thanks to trustee Mike Lombardi for providing the following summary of the Vancouver board of education meeting to discuss the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA). (Thanks as well to Charles Menzies who posted a short summary of the meeting in the comment section of the previous post.)

“The joint meetings of VSB Committee I (Management/Coordinating) and III (Education and Student Services) met for 2 1/2 hours this evening. More than 20 members of the committees were in attendance (trustee, parent, administrator, and teacher reps) The audience consisted of more than 50 members of the public and interested parties.”

FSA (Again . . .)

Teachers press trustees to join FSA fight – Report Card

Tonight the VSB joint committee I/III recommended to adopt the Van-DPAC position that parents have the right to decide for themselves whether or not our children write the FSA tests. The district will be writing a letter to grade 4 and 7 parents advising them of that position. IN addition there were several related perspectives that will be developed for the board’s consideration early next week and then again on the 19th.

[More to follow on what was said by whom later this week.]