The Board Corner

Welcome to The Board Corner!

We’ve started something new, because our parents have requested it!

Parents have told the Merdinian Board of Directors that they would like to hear from us more about projects underway, new directions, policy decisions, and updates from our Board meetings.

We heard you, and so we are launching The Board Corner. Check it out to read what’s new. Feel free to ask questions too, and be sure to let us know what you’d like to see here.

And be sure to attend our Town Hall Meeting on campus this Thursday, April 19, 2018, starting at 7:00 pm for Board members, parents, and faculty.

We will have several announcements about teaching Eastern Armenian, school safety, new committees, new opportunities to get involved, and more, with plenty of time for questions and answers and opportunities to discuss what’s important to you and your children.

Until then, remember . . . “Pursue Excellence”!

Our Town Hall Update

A big “Thank You” to everyone who attended our Merdinian Town Hall Meeting last Thursday, April 19th! Our prayer was that we would all move forward in working together on our goals and dreams for our school community, and that’s exactly what happened.

First, in response to parent requests, the Board agreed that the PTO should choose a second parent Board member for a one-year term in addition to the PTO President.

Second, regarding safety issues, the administration and School Safety Committee are working with law enforcement to develop enhanced prevention and response protocols. Parents presented various suggestions for improving campus safety as well. The Board will consider these suggestions.

Third, the Board sent out surveys to assess homework and testing schedules in response to parent concerns expressed at our last Town Hall meeting. The results have been compiled and Board members presented Power Point charts of the findings. The data will now be analyzed to develop recommendations.

Fourth, after months of research and discussion by the Curriculum Committee, the Board voted to offer Eastern Armenian language classes for grades K-3 starting this next academic year. Parents of students who will be in those grades will be