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CVUSD Board Meeting Noteworthy Agenda Items for 09/17/2019

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The Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) has posted the agenda for the board meeting on Tuesday evening, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the CVHS building behind the district offices located at 1402 E. Janss Rd in Thousand Oaks. Here are some noteworthy items on the agenda. These items are not comprehensive.

ITEM 3E – PUBLIC COMMENTS

Since the board president has not included anything on the agenda about the current controversies regarding the new sexuality education and/or gender theory curriculum, this would be the time where the public can speak on these topics, or any other topic.

ITEM 4A – Approval of New Core Literature Titles for Middle School English

TitleAuthorISBNGrade
The CrossoverKwame Alexander978-05441077176
RefugeeAlan Grantz978-05458808318
Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens978-15032751888
Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury978-14516733198

ITEM 6G – Censure of Board President Betsy Connolly

EDITOR’S NOTE: The censure circus continues. This began at the August 20, 2019 school board meeting, when, apparently, supporters of trustee Jenny Fitzgerald requested the censure of Sandee Everett because Mrs. Fitzgerald had published an inflammatory social media post criticizing Mrs. Everett’s participation in a local education conference. At the same time, other members of the public requested the censure of Mrs. Fitzgerald because of her misrepresentations about Sandee Everett in the aforementioned social media post. There have been censure items in every school board meeting since then. There is disagreement about whether or not this is the right way to interpret the law regarding putting items from the public on the agenda, namely, that the district might only be required to place items on the agenda if that placement is actually explicitly requested by the member of the pubic who submitted it. For example:

If the email says, “Please censure Betsy Connolly,” then this is NOT an agenda item request so it would not be placed on the agenda.

If the email says, “Please place an item on the school board meeting agenda to censure Betsy Connolly,” then this is an actual request to include an item on the agenda which would need to be honored.

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