This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools. Read more and post comments at Follow her
Oct. 12
After widespread confusion related to Mt. Diablo Superintendent Steven Lawrence's decision to disband the Parent Advisory Council and instead hold high school "feeder pattern" meetings, which is the district's term for school boundary areas. I requested a list of meeting dates and times from him.
I also asked for a copy of the notification/request for topic suggestions that he sent to the Northgate community, since it appeared that very few parents were aware of the meeting that took place Oct. 10 in the Northgate High staff lounge.
In an e-mail, Lawrence wrote, in part:
"Requests for topics has gone through the principals. Also, the principals were asked to identify parent leaders to