As has been noted in other threads, there is a steady drumbeat of "keep Dr. Enfield." Crosscut unleashed a particularly unworthy piece this week (insulting Directors Smith-Blum and Patu as well as casting suspicion on Directors McLaren and Peaslee).
Now we have an op-ed from a Seattle Schools parent (and Stand supporter) that gives a whole list of reasons why keeping Dr. Enfield would be a good idea and the Board should be working on this.
First, the op-ed piece is not entirely truthful (the author says the survey shows parents want her) and second, what did I miss?
She said she wouldn't participate in a search. She waited weeks after the election and THEN said she was leaving. What did anyone do or have time to do to drive her away? It would seem Dr. Enfield has to make a decision, not the Board.
I have told readers, if you feel as this parent does, please go advocate to the Board. But I sincerely believe her mind is made up. I am fairly sure we will find out she had another job in the wings after she leaves.
But this continuing whining about how bad the newly-constituted Board will be needs to stop. I know these seven people and I continue to believe they will work together, collaboratively to make this district better.
I have communicated with some of them that if they want to take on the task of finding a new superintendent themselves, I have faith they will do the job well. If they want community help, just ask and I will be glad to post any notice at this blog.
We need to move on.
What's on your mind?