Here is a full and detailed post on the Learn Everywhere discussion held by the board on March 14. This is the kind of coverage we need to make the State Board of Education fully understandable to parents and voters. The post itself is hard to improve upon so we will not provide highlights here. Just read it!
One surprising element is the mention of a March 18 “invitation only” stakeholders meeting to discuss needed changes to the Learn Everywhere rules. This kind of meeting is frequently used to gather input on a proposed rule and has always been public in the past. The board had not been notified of the meeting and was apparently surprised to hear about it.
It’s not clear that there is any statutory basis for holding a nonpublic meeting to take public feedback on proposed rules. Hopefully, the board’s legal counsel will straighten this out.