For those of you who are new to the district or not sure how PPS board meetings operate, here’s some news you may be able to use for tonight’s meeting:
If you are planning to attend the meeting and have questions, please contact parents Molly Porter or Veery Harper. The meeting is at PPS headquarters at 501 N. Dixon. Public comment should start at 7 p.m. but keep in mind that seating and parking will likely be tough to find by then. Public comment spots are secured in advance – it is not an ‘open mike’ situation. Molly will be speaking tonight on behalf of Chapman and she will appreciate your presence and support. The back of the room is open, so you may leave without being too disruptive at any time.
If you are not able to attend the meeting (or at home on kid duty!) but want to follow online, the agenda, meeting materials and a link to the PPS livestream feed are all here.
There is a private, parent-administered group on Facebook called “N/NE PPS enrollment balancing discussion group” that often provides a live blog of PPS board meetings by a parent. You’ll need to request an add just like our Friends of Chapman group page. There is a high level of passionate parent engagement on this page, so if you feel inclined to comment, please know that you are representing not just yourself, but our school community in the context of a broader, district-wide discussion space.
Finally, remember that tonight is Dining night at the NW Pok Pok! Given our issues with budget cuts, every dollar counts, right?