The public can get a rare glimpse of Mt. Diablo district trustees talking with each other less formally than usual during a board Governance Leadership Development Workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday in the district office board room at 1936 Carlotta Drive in Concord.
Although the posted agenda gives virtually no information about the meeting, a more comprehensive overview can be found under Item 16.11 of the board’s Dec. 13 agenda.
Here’s what it said:
“In a continued effort to improve Board governance skills, we are requesting to hold a Governance Leadership Development Workshop on Saturday, February 4 at 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Attached is the overview of the training.”
Here is the link to the planned California School Boards Association training outline: http://esb.mdusd.k12.ca.us/attachments/ebaef8f1-2b2b-4b29-9c7e-3dd819088b7d.pdf.
When the board discussed the workshop in December, Trustee Cheryl Hansen voted against spending $2,000 for a facilitator. Other trustees, however, voted in favor of the expenditure.
I videotaped most of the discussion using my cell phone, then had to switch to my Flip Video camera when I ran out of storage space.
Here is a link to the first portion of the discussion: http://qik.com/video/46579073.
Here is the second portion of the discussion, including comments by trustees Gary Eberhart and Cheryl Hansen, followed by the 4-1 vote: http://youtu.be/PkUKA0szzr0
Do you agree with the board’s decision to spend $2,000 for a facilitated governance workshop?