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IB Back on School Board's Agenda

Take a look at what the school board has on its agenda Feb. 13, 2012.

The meeting  tonight at .

The entire agenda (with one exhibit) is attached to this post in the form of a .pdfs.

The most popular items on the agenda are arguable the ones focused on the  International Baccalaureate Program.

The program has met with strong resistance from those who say it wastes money that could be used in other professional development areas or disagree with the program's international aspects.

Just last month at the Jan. 22 meeting the  to "take the steps necessary to obtain International Baccalaureate World School status for  and not pursue such status at any other school in the district at this time."

Superintendent Russ Jones said in an interview with Stow Patch in January that a recommendation about the program would show up again on the board's agenda "soon."

He said the rejection of his recommendation in January was about "semantics" and "not content."

Here's tonight's recommendations from Jones:

Authorization for Indian Trail 

  • "I WISH TO RECOMMEND that the Board of Education permit the superintendent to seek authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization for Indian Trail Elementary School." 

Authorization for Other Schools in the District

  • "I WISH TO RECOMMEND that the Board of Education not permit the superintendent to seek authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization for any other school in the district other than Indian Trail, unless formally approved by the Board."

For coverage of the meeting, check Stow Patch.

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