Tuesday, March 15, 2022

"Pi Day" and Ides of March

Do students learn in schools today about pi. Yesterday was "celebrated" as Pi Day (3.14 (March 14) - the pie shoppes love it). Pi. Do you know what that is?

"Succinctly, pi—which is written as the Greek letter for p, or π—is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle. Regardless of the circle's size, this ratio will always equal pi. In decimal form, the value of pi is approximately 3.14." Source: www.scientificamerican.com

"To only 18 decimal places, pi is 3.141592653589793238" (Thanks again to Scientific American)  Memorize that now. The test is Saturday.

Now, how about the Ides of March? Does anyone learn about that in school these days? Well, that's today, March 15.

Can't quite remember what it is or what it means? Use your friend, Google.

R2 Trespass Letter Violates Admin. Rule

Should the Richland 2 School District observe and follow Board Policies and Administrative Rules?

Board Policies are pretty easily found on the District's website at www. Richland2.org

It's another matter entirely to find Administrative Rules. Not so easy, but possible. The ones that may of most interest to parents and community members will be found in Section K - School-Community-Home Relations

Upon inquring about the procedure, rule, practice, regulation of District 2 pertaining to Trespass Notices, I learned of Administrative Rule KI-R Visitors. To find it,

Go to the District's website at www.richland2.org   At the top right, click on EXPLORE. Then click on SCHOOL BOARD. Then click on BOARD POLICIES. On the left side, click on SECTION K - SCHOOL-HOME-COMMUNITY RELATIONS. 

For the Trespass Policy, scroll down and click on Policy KI Visitors. Under that AR KI-R is the Administrative Rule regarding trespass.

It reads, in part, 

“No Trespass” Notices 

  • "District and school administrators, after school or after hours program managers, district security and safety staff, school resource officers or other on-duty, or extra-duty law enforcement officers assigned to work at a school or event may issue a verbal or written “no trespass” notice for the school facility [emphasis added], delay the entry of a person for cause, or ask for the removal any such individual as necessary. On-duty law enforcement officers patrolling a school campus after-hours may also issue a “no trespass” notice to individuals who are not in compliance with a school’s “no trespass” sign or rules, are causing a disturbance, or are not in compliance with a local law while on school property."
I was especially interested in "for the school facility", because that term is singular, not plural.

The Trespass Letter issued to me reads, in part, "you are excluded from any and ALL [emphasis in the original] Richland School District Two properties, facilities, campuses and buildings for the 2021-2022 school year as a result of the following conduct which occurred on 1/25/22 at R2i2 [emphasis in the original]:  Disruptive Behavior"

Note again the singular "facility" in the AR and the use of plural in the Trespass Letter.

I have addressed this issue with the District. So far, I have not received a response.

Remembrer Trustee Caution-Parker's statement that there are rules and the District will follow the rules. Caution-Parker is aware of my complaint about this, if she reads my email. All the other trustees received a copy of my complaint that was emailed to her, just in case she doesn't read email from me.