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Westwood School Board Grapples with Policy Changes and Legal Opinion Debates

Overview: In a recent Westwood School Board meeting, members engaged in discussions over educational policy changes, the process for seeking legal opinions, and the implementation of health curriculum standards. The meeting was marked by a series of debates that underscored the complex dynamics at play within the board, reflecting differing viewpoints on curriculum content, policy necessity, and communication strategies.

Overview: In a recent session, the Westwood School Board tackled a series of issues, from an discussion over the presence of certain books in the middle school media center to the ongoing search for a new superintendent. The board also grappled with the implications of policy 5756, which has been a subject of contention.

Overview: At the latest gathering of the Westwood School Board, key developments included the election of Jason Garcia as the new board president, the formation of new committees, and discussions on transparency, particularly concerning the elimination of live streaming for the meetings. The session was marked by the administration of oaths to newly elected members, debates on the board’s leadership, and the public’s strong appeals for ethical conduct and unity within the board.

Overview: In a recent meeting, the Westwood School Board appointed Frank Connelly as Acting Superintendent in the absence of Dr. Jill Mortimer, with a monthly stipend of $5,000, prorated for partial months. Additionally, Bronwen Calderon was appointed as Assistant to the Acting Superintendent with a monthly stipend of $4,166.66, also prorated for partial months. These appointments were made pursuant to an employment agreement awaiting approval from the executive county superintendent of schools.

Overview: In a recent Westwood School Board meeting, debate arose over the potential abolition of Policy 5756, which concerns parental notification in student gender identity cases, and the appropriateness of certain books in the school’s resource material. The meeting was marked by divided board and public opinion on both topics.

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