Update: The information below has now disappeared from the website.
1) We are paying some big bucks for Communications that makes huge errors in what they write to the point where they say something that is not true.
2) Someone who put this information up originally had to back off because of how incredibly suspicious it looks to say the Committee made a recommendation when they didn't (and it wasn't even part of their charge.
I pick #2 but remember this happened going forward.
End of update.
Something is happening. The SPS website says this:
Community Focus Group to recommend next Superintendent from three finalists. Board will make final decision in early to mid-May; media interviews online. A 25-person Community Focus Group has met with each of the three candidates for Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools and will make a recommendation to the School Board.
What? Folks, we have been told all along the Committee would NOT give a recommendation.
In fact, the non-disclosure form that tells the members they cannot discuss the questions or answers also told them that they will not be making a recommendation.
I feel certain that given that form, that no vote was taken by committee members.
So what to make of this odd statement that they WOULD be making a recommendation to the Board?
Could it be poor wording on the part of SPS Communications? How could they get it THAT wrong? (I'm trying to reach someone in Communications but nothing yet.)
And who directed this to be put up on the website? The Board office doesn't know.
It almost sounds like someone trying to shore up one particular candidate.
I understand that the Alliance, LEV, etc is pushing hard for their pick..
I urge you to write the Board with yours (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More news as I get it.