How innocent is it that school board chairman Kevin Hill is proposing canceling the Dec. 15 board meeting?
Hill has discussed dropping the second December meeting with current and new board members. He says there's not much going on then that there needs to be a meeting so close to the holidays.
Hill also points out that the board doesn't always meet twice in December.
The board canceled the second December meeting in 2006. But the board met twice in December in 2007 and 2008.
One thing to consider is that only having one December meeting could limit how much the new board majority gets done before the holidays. If the Dec. 15 meeting is dropped, the new board would only meet on Dec. 1 before returning Jan. 5.
One of the questions has been how aggressive the new board will be on Dec. 1.
The longer it takes to make changes, the more challenging it will be to get them in place for the 2010-11 school year.