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    To maintain order in school board meetings and avoiding the trappings of the Loudon County School Board, access to our Board meetings have become more restrictive. Board minutes are not always available and are often insufficient. This is frustrating for parents who want to ensure that their voices are heard.

    Anyone who wants to speak at a School Board meeting must follow the following steps:

  • The Board requires a signup for any interested party to speak.
  • The Speaker is allowed to speak for 3 minutes.
  • The Board will not respond to comments or concerns expressed by anyone.
  • Security is present to maintain order.

    No Wonder Parents and Other Interested Parties are frustrated.

    During my campaign I have been asked if I would support allowing parents to sit in on classes.

    This is a difficult issue. I realize that, to some degree, parents in the classroom would be disruptive. However, if their Little Johnnie is disruptive in classes, then Little Johnnie's parents should be aware of it.

    I recently talked to a teacher, and she told me that her Principal had instructed her of 5 actions that she was required to take with a disruptive student before that student could be sent to the Principal's office. This teacher said that it was just not worth it!

    Little Johnnie's parents should be fully aware of the content of the material and teaching methods used by the teacher. Let's face it, not all teachers have a great day every day!

    What I would support, would be the installation behavior of students if they thought that video records of their classes were available for Principals and parents to see.

    What I would support, would be the installation of video equipment in classrooms. I know that this is an expensive proposition, but parents are concerned about security and also how disruptive students are ruining the learning experience for students who are trying to learn. I believe there would be a dramatic shift in the behavior of students if they thought that video records of their classes were available for Principals and parents to see.

    Please review the material from this link and let me know if you have any questions.
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