Agenda: December Wantagh Board of Education Meeting

Board meets at 8 p.m.

The Wantagh Board of education will hold their monthly meeting Thursday at 8 p.m.

The agenda for Thursday's meeting has been released by the district, and you can check it out by clicking the images above. 

Among the matters to be discussed is a resolution on state testing.

Are you planning on attending the meeting? What issues are you looking forward to hearing about? Tell us in the comments section below.
Christopher Wendt December 12, 2013 at 02:58 PM
About this resolution: "... It is a tale... Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury.... Signifying nothing." — Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5) ............................................................................................. About the Wantagh Board of Education calling upon the Commissioner of Education, thusly: "Go ahead...make my day!" Harry Callahan (Sudden Impact)
Rob December 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM
I'm still unsure of why these tests are deemed 'high stakes'? Who made these tests higher stakes than other tests? Where is the 'stress' that the resolution is claiming coming from? If a child performs poorly, don't they deserve the help they need? Are kids left back or negatively impacted by doing poorly on the test? If so, why is there an ability to opt-out and how does it impact those kids? What does this all really mean to our district? What has been 'resolved' and what will change as a result of this declaration?
Lorraine DeVita December 13, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Means the Unions are Annoyed that the results of these tests are counted on their performance reviews. The stress is applied by the adults ... on the home front and in the classroom.. what parents should be more concerned about is the likelihood that when their kids get to college(IF they get to college) they will be farther behind those students whose communities and SD put MORE emphasis on challenging academics then less on the feel good stuff that parents clamor for.


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