The Saranac Lake Central School Board Holds their regular meeting on Wednesday Night.. and they go into executive session..
Ok that’s not overly controversial because they do have to do the work of hiring and firing and working privately with employees issues in private, but when they again open the meeting back up to the public… That would be us…. There is One interesting change in the normal set up from the board’s normal routine which again isn’t overly controversial, unless you’re one of those people who really doesn’t like change…. The Board Members Seating Assignments are different! It’s the change in the seating arrangement..
Now keep in mind that If you’ve ever been at a coffee shop in the morning you probably know that there are usually several people who are sitting in the same place they’ve been sitting for as long as anyone can remember… So now Terry Turbidy is on the end to the right of the Superintendent along with Esther Arlan then Clyde Baker gets the seat adjacent to Jerry Goldman, and then President Deb Lennon, then Christine, and so now Katie Fischer sits with Miles Nortwick facing towards the video screen facing the same direction as the audience… and then Dan Bower gets his seat at the end of this side of the table.. A change in settings for most.. Does it mean anything? Probably not, but hearing the discussion regarding where to sit brings to light the concept that routine in this kind of board may in fact allow the decision making to become stagnant..
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