School Committee Observer Correction
School Committee Observer summaries appear in the Thoreau Announcements after each School Committee meeting and are designed to provide the Thoreau community with an overview of meeting events for those who could not attend. They are distilled from the full notes of each meeting that are taken by one of 6 elementary school volunteers from Thoreau, Willard and Alcott and are always available on the PTG website. One of the main discussions at the February 12th meeting was Meg Anderson’s study of the Thoreau School climate. In my summary, I summarized the discussion following Ms. Anderson’s report but did not summarize the report itself. However, it was pointed out to me that in not presenting a summary of the report alongside the ensuing discussion, what appears in the Thoreau Announcements paints an overly negative account of the report’s presentation. In fact, the report presented, which I encourage you to access in its entirety at http://thoreau.colonial.net/GeneralInfo, is balanced. It was not my intention to obscure this in my summary. I want to apologize, encourage everyone to read the report, and further encourage everyone’s involvement in public meetings. Thank you to the Thoreau parent who brought this issue to my attention.
Sincerely, Cheryl Kirkpatrick