|State Board Moves High School Diploma Vote to January|
by Gene Evans, Oregon Department of Education
In order to have time to receive and evaluate all the feedback from the hundreds of school/community meetings across the state, the State Board of Education today agreed to delay action on high school graduation requirements until their January meeting. That Board meeting will be held in Salem on January 18-19, 2007.
We've been receiving 100+ surveys and comments per day, and we have heard concerns from educators about the short timeline for getting feedback from these most recent meetings to the State Board.
The State Board wants to ensure that everyone who wants to weigh in has ample opportunity to be heard. There is much to be decided, and we need your advice on this very important work. Of course, we'll take comments right up until the State Board meeting on January 18. However, in order to be included in the written report for the State Board meeting, we need your feedback in early January. The sooner your staff can meet, hold a discussion and complete the questionnaires, the better.
You can also submit your feedback online at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=368. At our website you can view the 12 minute video, fill out the survey, and send the Board your thoughts.
Even after the Board meeting in January, we
will continue to gather public input on the following questions:
And the list goes on. . .
Thank you for all your feedback on this project. During the past two years, the State Board and the Oregon Department of Education have conducted an extensive communication effort to gather ideas from stakeholders and the public on the direction of this work. We have received a great deal of information from across the state, and here are just a few of the ways we've tried to keep you in the loop and gather information to help us make a good decision:
|This page was last updated on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 .|