TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

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TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby blackturtle.us » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:35 am

The meeting this evening lasted just short of two hours and was attended only by board members and school employees.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1) Board Member Comments: A board member suggested that public events such as awards assemblies be videoed and the video be sold to community members. She observed that many parents become preoccupied with videoing an event and can't really enjoy the event. If video were taken by students with faculty assistance the video could be sold for a nominal fee as a public service and fundraiser.
2) TTA Report: Suggestion made that revenue received from sponsored charter school(s) be reported on a monthly basis in a manner similar to the way royalties from the chemical plant are reported. It was noted that a claim was made a month or two ago that the charter school paid $500k to the district during the last two years. It would help the staff and public feel more confident about the relationship between the district and the charter school if there was more transparency and reporting revenue received would be a solid step in that direction.
3) Superintendent Report: Talked a little about the senior trip and the high school graduation ceremony. Also mentioned an article which appeared in the Daily Independent and summer projects.
4) MOT Report: A long list of projects was presented including elementary library modernization, creation of a Makerspace at the elementary school, security upgrades (entry areas at high school, elementary, and district office, replacing doors, use of swipe cards, panic bars, emergency exits, etc.), new weight equipment for high school, modernization of one classroom at the high school, bell system upgrade, parking lot resurfacing, waterline issues, and a few other odds and ends. Total cost for all projects estimated at $1.24 million.
5) High School Principal: Talked about difficulties in hiring new math instructors, summer school, and murals. Discussed with the board an artist to create murals to decorate the high school campus. Samples of the artist's work were presented to the board and discussion of some mural themes were considered.
6) Two new employees were approved by the board. One was a new second grade teacher and the other was a substitute paraprofessional. Also a few miscellaneous items were approved.
7) Community Park - A couple locations were mentioned (including the vacant lot where the Mormon church was located at one time), but the preferred location was the area south of the football fields. Concerns about liability were discussed and whether it was better to sell or lease the land. Also ideas for what should be included in the park were tossed around. Basketball courts, BBQ area, walking course, outhouses, etc. were a few items mentioned.
8) CSBA San Francisco - Reservations were approved for a board member conference to be held in San Francisco at the end of November. By then new board members will have been elected. Those interested in running for the empty seats should apply soon. I don't know the specific deadline, but my guess is that the sooner the better and that probably the deadline is the end of July.
9) Costs for specific projects:
HS Parking Lot --> $60K
Elementary Library Upgrade --> $268K
Elementary Makerspace --> $130K
HS Room 11 Upgrade --> $103K
HS Gym Equipment (with floor replacement) --> $200K
10) SPECIAL MEETINGS: June 25th and 26th at 4:00 p.m.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby wildrose » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:11 pm

What is a Maker Space?
blackturtle.us wrote:Elementary Makerspace --> $130K

That's a pretty big investment. So, what is the basic idea?
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby wildrose » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:21 pm

The Makerspace At Lee Elementary
blackturtle.us wrote:.
7) Concerns about liability were discussed and whether it was better to sell or lease the land.

Considering the concerns the school board has about a community park, it would seem that this type of thing could also make them a little nervous. What could possibly go wrong? Watch the video and I think a few ideas might pop into your head!
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby MojaveMike » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:39 pm

Open Source Creativity - Hackerspaces: Science on the SPOT
Also known as hackerspaces, makerspaces are about experimenting with just about anything that has something to do with some form of technology. Many people have personal hackerspaces in their own garages. Anyone who modifies cars, for example, can be said to be hacking the cars. Same concept just applied to just about anything and everything.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby CactusHugger » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:50 am

13 Reasons Why Season 2 SLAMMED for GRAPHIC Finale Scene
Imagine a high school where every student is a hardcore drama queen suffering from intense hysteria. That's the high school portrayed in 13 Reasons Why. Not even close to reality. Just an extreme caricature of high school life where every student has severe psychological problems and is on the edge of some major emotional crisis. Clearly the fantasy high school presented in the show has a lot of potential for unnaturally ridiculous amounts of drama and so obviously it doesn't take much effort to create a spectacularly bizarre plot by developing interactions between characters who would be more likely to occupy an insane asylum rather than a high school.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby CactusHugger » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:55 am

13 reasons why season 2 bathroom scene
Here's the unedited scene in its entirety! :laugh:
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby CactusHugger » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:58 am

how it feels to chew five gum
And here's the climax of the scene. WARNING: Graphic content, but apparently seeing as the show is targeted at a high school audience, most kids probably either saw the scene or heard about the scene.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby CactusHugger » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:04 am

The Mop Scene from 13 REASONS WHY Is WILD
What kind of janitor leaves a frigging mop in the boys' restroom?!! But seriously, this guy provides a pretty good synopsis of the show.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby MojaveMike » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:12 am

CactusHugger wrote:Imagine a high school where every student is a hardcore drama queen suffering from intense hysteria. That's the high school portrayed in 13 Reasons Why. Not even close to reality. Just an extreme caricature of high school life where every student has severe psychological problems and is on the edge of some major emotional crisis. Clearly the fantasy high school presented in the show has a lot of potential for unnaturally ridiculous amounts of drama and so obviously it doesn't take much effort to create a spectacularly bizarre plot by developing interactions between characters who would be more likely to occupy an insane asylum rather than a high school.

Drama queens, yes, but you forgot about the psychopaths. No show about a dysfunctional high school would be complete without at least a couple!
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - June 14, 2018

Postby mrfish » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:35 am

Squeal Like a Pig
That restroom scene with the mop reminds me a little of a famous scene from Deliverance which was released way back in 1972.
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