The School Board presentation went very well. A few science staff members showed up in support, including my department chair. He said that I had a great "hook" for getting the Board involved with my presentation---something that then fed right in to what the Recommendations are regarding the revised scope and sequence.
I showed that we have our ducks lining up quite nicely: curriculum materials, facilities' upgrades, course descriptions, etc. Everything would be ready to implement next fall. All comments were positive and no concerns were expressed. The Boss Lady beamed.
I knocked one out of the park, if I do say so, myself. :)
It feels good to not just have this hurdle behind me---but to know the lasting impact this will have on science education in our district. It's a huge victory for our students, even if they don't know it yet.
Thursday evening, I'm off with the Boss Lady and Supe to participate in a forum for parents of minority students. Blogging may again be sparse in the next 24 hours...but I have lots more to share when I return.