Not a great week for the district but I hope your children enjoyed their break.
The only community meeting this week is with Director Betty Patu at Tully's (4400 Rainier Avenue South/Genesee) from 10 am to noon. It might be interesting to hear her take on the week's events. I have to wonder if the other directors feel a sense of relief not having a meeting this week with community. I note that there are none next weekend either.
Think about sending the Board an e-mail. It's easy to say "off with their heads" and then the Board can sadly smile and shake their heads. Maybe we should work out the best ideas of what we think should happen. I honestly cannot take one more press release "we will create internal controls and have training, blah, blah, blah." Not good enough.
I was talking with Dorothy yesterday and frankly, I think the real search is not for a great overall superintendent. I think we need a national search for a great COO, someone who really knows the ins and outs of operations. That's what's been missing for a long time. That person needs to come in and clean house at headquarters.
That would leave the superintendent to really be the academic leader the district needs. Then we need to have someone who is not busy following national ed reform but is looking at all options and then deciding what will work best for OUR district.