So will the Board hold her accountable? After all, that's the mantra in this district.
- She closed some schools and despite what people may feel about the process, we still had too many buildings for too few students. However, it was a lot messier than it had to be. Program-splitting (APP) , picking one school (Arbor Heights) to hold a program (school: Pathfinder) and then changing it to Cooper just pitted neighbor against neighbor, closing one school (Meany) and then lumping two fairly dissimilar program (NOVA and SBOC) together, ending Summit's program without real and valid reasons and now the building is even less full with the new JA and breaking promises made to communities and staff about closures.
- She completed more audits but went ahead with closing schools without an audit of alternative schools which would have further clarified the process.
- Special ed audit complete and hopefully we will see new progress on this front (even as we move to having more special ed in more schools to have more inclusion and more kids near home).
- Ability to listen? (insert sound of crickets)
- Responsive sometimes and not others - I've heard some parents say she answers e-mails but I haven't seen that. Now, I'm probably not her favorite person but I'm still a parent in the district.
- New SAP? Almost ready to go. Big plus but will it fit the bill?
As for the will they? Will they give her a raise? I'd almost say, after they did last year, she might expect it. But we're in terrible economic times, how could that be justified?
If they do, will she accept? Or will she make the gesture to say, "I can't accept it with the economic distress our district is in and with so many teachers losing their jobs."