Sunday, January 10, 2010

Replacing Achramovitch ...

 
Do we ...
... promote from within?
... hire a search firm?
... look out-of-state?
... avoid repeating mistakes of the past?

  • Does our BOE possess the knowledge to make the right choice?
  • What role, if any, should the community play?
  

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

After the last few disasters it is clear we need a lot of community involvement to consider standards and give guidance to the board.

The board as it is currently constituted does not have my confidence.

Anonymous said...

The board IS the problem here-not the super. Let's watch the cycle repeat itself and my point will be proven true.

Anonymous said...

Tough call. By law, there has to be one?

SCATS said...

To 6:58PM ~~ Yes, I believe we are required to have one. My idea was to let those we already have be Super by committee ;)

Anonymous said...

Careful with that "community involvement." With an unsettled teacher contract, too much outside influence will end up costing us for years to come. The boe couldn't fight their way out of a paper sack so we're screwed.

Anonymous said...

Please hire someone retiring from the military!

They get things done; they obey orders; they demand accountability!

Trust and Verify!

Anonymous said...

Scats: having this BOE do the Supt's work might fit their concept of what their job is. However, the job of the BOE is to set goals and policies; the Supt is to execute the BOE's goals and policies. Those are two clearly different tasks. It will be hard to find a super who can interpret goals that aren't formalized; kind of a shifting target...

SCATS said...

To 3:34PM ~~ This BOE can't agree on what the Supt's goals should be! They adopted his goals on a vote of 5 to 4. I'm not sure whether they ever finally formalized their own goals either. They don't know what they are doing so how can they decide what they want? The other thing that constantly shifts is following their own policies, not to mention the laws! They make lots of policies and policy changes, BUT they frequently disregard them once they adopt them.

Is there ANY HOPE an outsider can straighten out this dysfunctional can of worms? My gut feeling is NO. They readily punish and put in their place anyone who doesn't go along. If they don't get with the program (and the dysfunction) they are eliminated or driven away. A person who actually has a game plan for putting things onto track won't get the job. I believe that is exactly what happened last time around. The most functional candidate wasn't even seriously considered.

Anonymous said...

After what this board did to this super with the hockey coach situation any candidate had better be carefull. We have a policy and you followed it BUT we changed our mind.

SCATS said...

To 5:59PM ~~ EXACTLY!

Anonymous said...

Hi, 3:43 again...I think we are having a serious agreement. The BOE doesn't understand its job, they don't have the ability to attract a good candidate for Super. We are in for an difficult time. And it's the students who will suffer.

SCATS said...

To 6:36PM ~~ AND the taxpayers, too! The only ones who win are ... the politicians and the unions.

Anonymous said...

Hey SCATS!
What's going on with those papers served a while back? Don't tell me the central office personnel have covered up something again. The board must certainly be aware of this by now, or is this the reason they have been going into Executive session? Sources are talking about another lawsuit headed the district's way, but what's new?

SCATS said...

To 1:05PM ~~ I think the "powers that be" are trying to keep a tight lid on things since they want to attract a new Super here ;)