I had an article published in today's Crosscut about the elections and what is on the to-do list for our new Board.
In it I mention the issue of deciding about whether there will be a superintendent search or not. I have learned today that Dr. Enfield will not apply if the Board does decide to conduct a search.
I don't quite know what to make of that because it is not a ding against Dr. Enfield to have a search. If she feels that way, then maybe she isn't the person for the job. The Board's overriding duty is to make sure we have the best person in place for OUR district.
She was appointed interim superintendent in the midst of a crisis as the best person at the time but there were surely no guarantees made so I don't know why she would feel if they create a search it hurts her.
My belief is that even as she has put on a more accessible and friendly public face for SPS and calmed the waters after the exit of MGJ, she certainly hasn't had time to prove that she (and she alone) is the best person for the job. Having Dr. Enfield explain that to the Board doesn't seem to be a big ask on their part.
(FYI, the oath of office for the newly elected/returning Board members is Wednesday, November 30th from 4-5p.m. It is generally a short affair with a small reception afterwards. The public is welcome. Immediately following that is their first Work Session on Nutrition and Advertising Policies followed by a second Work Session on Athletics followed by a third Work Session on Nutrition Services. Yes, this sounds wacky to me but it's what's up on the website.)