Windham School Board – I feel the dark shadows around them and their policies unfollowed

by Skip

WSD-LogoAs I have been blogging about the Windham School Board’s seemingly problematic process in implementing their Transgender bathroom/locker room policy, I decided to ask further. Given that they receive State tax funding, I find it entirely appropriate that NH’s Right To Know (RTK) law, as enshrined in RSA 91-A, should be used.  A government that is open and transparent should be the aspirational model we all seek. When Government, at any level, is not transparent, bad things happen (“the road to hell is paved with good intentions” is only the best case scenario).  I do have some materials that a number of birdies have tweeted over – something ain’t jiving well here.  So let’s either let them use their own Big Flashlights on themselves – or we’ll shine ours on them.

SAU93.org
Windham School District / Board
19 Haverhill Rd
Windham, NH 03087

Rob Breton (2020) – Chair
Keleigh McAllister (2020)
Tom Murray (2018)
Daniel Popovici-Muller (2018)
Dennis Senibaldi (2019)

To the Windham School Board of the SAU 93 School District,

Please know that this is a formal RSA 91-A request for all materials (e.g., hardcopy, softcopy, emails, documents, voicemails, minute meetings (draft and approved) and videos, et al) pertaining to how your Policy BGB (“Policy Adoption”) was utilized in approving and adopting your Policy JBAB (“Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Students”). This is also a formal demand that any and all responsive materials are to be retained and not to be deleted.

This RSA 91-a is looking for actual source materials that would prove that Policy BGB was followed to the letter (as opposed to someone merely stating “we followed our procedure”). What was your timeline of events, in detail, with respect to hewing to your Policy BGB for Policy JBAB:

  • Discussions, in any format utilized (e.g., draft notes, email (or other electronic means at all), in person discussions, et al) leading up to the need for creating such a policy. This would also include the date that the School Board voted to proceed (the overall numeric count as well as the individual votes by each School Board member).
  • Discussions, in any format utilized (e.g., draft notes, email (or other electronic means at all), in person discussions, et al) leading up to the actual crafting such a policy including preliminary drafts.  Also, provide the identity of any external sources that had any input into the process above, #1, as well as in this item. This would also include the date that the School Board voted to proceed (as well the overall numeric count as well as the individual votes by each School Board member) to the next step – the First Reading.
  • The date and time of the First Reading (as required by Policy BGB) to include any votes taken by the School Board on Policy JBAB (overall numeric count as well as individual votes by each School Board member) as well as backup materials such as meeting minutes, video, any other accountings pertaining to that First Reading, and a list of the public that spoke at said meeting either for or against the policy.
  • The date and time of the Second Reading (as required by Policy BGB) to include  any votes taken by the School Board on Policy JBAB (overall numeric count as well as individual votes by each School Board member) as well as backup materials such as meeting minutes, video, any other accountings pertaining to that Second Reading, and a list of the public that spoke at said meeting either for or against the policy.

The RSA allows for five (5) business for a response; I look forward to yours.

Big Flashlight

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