Below is a quote from the Oct. 2, 2014 minutes in which Mrs. Metzler’s contract was supposedly approved by the board:
Full Day Kindergarten Update (00:07:30) Mrs. Armfield outlined the kindergarten program including the benefits for early learners that enrich student with full day learning and foreign language. Senora Hughes and Senorita Jones outlined the accomplishments of the Foreign Language in Elementary School program (FLES) for kindergarten students. Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Mezquita and Mrs. Bell outlined the benefits of a full day program for the students noting how fast they have come along with the Spanish language and how accustom to the full day schedule they have become. Mrs. Barcelos and Mrs. Dayotis thanked the board for this rich opportunity for both students and staff. They reported on positive feedback from families who have embraced the FLES program.
Motion: Mr. Collins motioned to approve the progression of the FLES program through the fifth grade in keeping with the current kindergarten students. Mrs. Sherman seconded. After a lengthy discussion, the motion passed by a vote of 6-1-0 (Mrs. Green opposed).
There was never a vote to extend the contract. There was only the admission that the consultant would have to be extended if the program was carried forward. That is a big difference in substance and in law.
The specific discussion, raised by me, starts at 46 minutes into the meeting: