I finally steeled my courage and attended, uninvited, the Quality Steering Committee. Chair Seliga-Punyko forbade me to attend when I asked out of courtesy if I could attend, although not appointed. I had enough other things going on so I decided to avoid that fight. More recently Alanna Oswald had gotten a similar no go.
I don’t know what the fuss was all about. I was greeted cordially and learned that it is a rehash of the topics dealt with in the School Board’s standing committees. About a third of the attendees are Union board members, a third are principals and the last third is other administrators. The meetings have freer give and take than the committee meetings and no one drones on.
When I left I thanked everybody and said that I wished I had invited myself to the meeting years earlier.