Martin Luther King Mic Case Study

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The major sections on the agenda included: the meditation and pledge of allegiance, recognitions, consideration and approval of minutes from previous meetings, trustee B-1 comments, and the business agenda respectively. The meeting went according to the outline. It reconvened for the open session and began with all reciting the pledge of allegiances and standing for a minute of silence. Immediately following this were recognitions including: employee of the month, Martin Luther King (MLK) achievement award recipient, and the black excellence award. All the board members approved the minutes of the previous meetings and the trustee B-1 comments—which is the “reports and comments from the Board president and Board members regarding
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The board then voted to approve/disapprove the public’s plea for changes in the school district. It was particularly intriguing to view the voting procedures. There were nine action items to deliberate—all addressing prevalent aspects of operating a school district. For HISD, there is a time set aside for a closed session. This is when the meeting is exclusive to executive board members and they discuss specified legal circumstances. In the open session meeting, the public is able to see the board members’ decision from the closed session. Items C-3d, C-3e, C-3f, C-3h, all trailed a similar pattern. Of the thirteen eligible voting members: two continuously abstained from the process, seven members were in favor of the decisions made for the aforementioned items and the other four members disagreed. (Board of …show more content…
At times they were interactive and other times they were very forthright. When the superintendent announced his retirement from the district, there were mixed emotions coming from the other board members. Some had great stories to tell of his leadership, others kept it simple and gave brief well wishes, yet a couple individuals had no comments for him. This showed there might be some tension within the executive board (maybe for some of his decisions). This also revealed an unstable foundation and an unenthusiastic organizational culture. Observing the organizational interactions may provide a plausible explanation for some of the extended issues seen in the district. The superintendent seemed to have a limited role in the public session and the board president was responsible for facilitating the meeting. The patrons were extremely vocal and I could see and hear the passion from them, as they pleaded for changes within the district. There was little to no interaction from the board as they listened to the public’s request. After the each speaker(s) had their time to speak, the board quickly voted and moved on with the other

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