Surprise! Thanks for your input folks, but;

The new set of potential boundaries also comes more than a week after a 33-member task force convened to help provide recommendations to the school board had disbanded. The task force had asked for a third high school option, but one was not provided until after their meetings were completed.

This after Maher said at the first meeting, “We won’t be making decisions behind closed doors.” Wonder how those words taste? Probably like a school lunch.

Option A (This is the new map that appeared yesterday)
Option B (which I like more)

6 Thoughts on “UPDATE: So why did the Sioux Falls School District have a boundary task force?

  1. "Very Stable Genius" on February 28, 2020 at 1:53 pm said:

    The Holy Roman Empire was not Holy, it was not Roman, nor was it an Empire, and the Boundary Task Force was not a task force, rather it was just a glorified focus group.

  2. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on February 28, 2020 at 2:25 pm said:

    I would like to propose Option D. Option D would close all of the high schools, have everyone take the high school equivalency test, and then all of the students, with their HSET diplomas in hand, would head directly to a vocational education (“Go Workforce Development!”), so as to tool the younger generation into a channeled reality to facilitate the service needs of the wealthy and a growing upper middle income sector, which is indifferent to true opportunity for all. Plus, the savings by closing the high schools would give the district a wealth of new revenue to use on teacher salaries at the elementary and middle school levels, which would then help to offer the students a stronger learning environment to further help them to excel when they take the HSET.

  3. Reality Check! on February 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm said:

    Okay, so there is this KELO story that just popped up, which suggests that the third high school option, which is now the second high school option, is the result of the task force and not the district, because the new “second” became a product of feedback from task force members at a particular table.

    Well, I find that quite interesting, since the “feedback” was suppose to be about the process and not one, or ones, opinions on the options.

    Plus, unlike the review of the middle school options, the task force never voted on the high school options. So a district that didn’t officially care about the task force’s opinion on the initial two high school options, then became interested in the opinions of some task force members, who sat at a particular table, on a possible third option after the fact, when most, if not all, task force members were never told that the feedback was a part of the process for task force determination of the potential boundary options?

    This KELO story does nothing but to promote the spin of the district as the district scrapes the bottom of the barrel looking for a way out, but the way out is actually found outside of a hole in the bottom of the barrel, where they now claim conveniently that they found the “Task Force’s Third Option,” which is now the new second option and one formulate only at one table without a discussion of the whole task force.

    It looks like the district knows that it has delegitimized the entire task force purpose with this 13th hour third option and is now trying to back walk it into the 12th hour to give cover to themselves by giving the credit to some of the task force members who filled out the feedback form apparently with comments on the options and not the overall process.

    But what do you expect when six hours of task force time became five hours and fifteen minutes of task force involvement. And when at the last TF meeting, precious time was wasted about whether current students could stay at their current school, or would be forced to attend the new school, if their boundary changed, which is an issue that is tangent at best to the real purpose of the TF, and a discussion, about current students, which was done based on emotions with no data given to TF members as they assessed this new tangent issue.

    My guess is, that this new second option was drummed up to pacify Roosevelt High area parents and students and nothing is more telling, than the fact, that the new second option has a higher white population attending RHS, than option A, or option B, which is no longer the second option, because it has been replaced by option C, which was “authored” allegedly by some fine task force members at only one table.

  4. It Gets Better! on February 28, 2020 at 8:03 pm said:

    So a task force member, who today (on KELO) takes credit for a “feedback option” along with other TF members at his table, which is the third option that has become the second option, is the same task force member in a KELO story from eight days ago, who along with an other member of the TF gave KELO the impression that: “Task force members say they’re pleased with the school boundary options that have emerged from their meetings.” So what is the truth here?

  5. it’s like f & l is a fly on the wall at the mickelson house.

  6. Just Curious on March 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm said:

    When a fly is found in a home of the wealthy, do the wealthy have their own swat and use it, or do they call a professional into their home, who has a vocational education in swatting?

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