Buffalo ReformED‘s Board of Education report card is aimed at monitoring school board meetings, and increasing transparency and accountability within the district. The report card is graded on 6 categories: attendance/ preparation, meeting etiquette, participation/ staying on task, community/parental engagement, committee reports, accountability. In attending every school board meeting, we will observe these categories in action and measure whether or not the school board has effectively met them, indicating reasoning as to why or why not. The intent of this report card is to define the roles and responsibilities of the board, and create standards by which the public can measure their adherence to them.
Guide to Grading and Criteria
Date: October 26, 2011
OVERALL GRADE: 22 out of 30, 73.3% (Improvement from 10/12 meeting)
Type of Meeting: General
Duration: 4:14 – 5:33
Was Executive Session used: NO
Board Members Present: Louis Petrucci, Rosalyn Taylor, Mary Ruth Kapsiak, John Licata, Ralph Hernandez, Sharon Belton-Cottman, Jason McCarthy
Absent: Chris Jacobs and Florence Johnson
Vote: Agenda voted unanimously with no exceptions. Voted unanimously to support Ralph Hernandez’s proposal to undergo a feasibility study of a universal free lunch program.