I know that I harp on this every couple months, but it has been another couple of months.
Board Policy 3208, Sexual Harassment, requires an annual report from the Superintendent. The policy was adopted over four years ago, in December of 2011, but there has yet to be even one annual report submitted.
In 2014, following a reported rape on a school field trip, the Board and the Superintendent tearfully expressed how gravely they are concerned about sexual harassment and how deeply committed they are to compliance with all of the various policies, rules, laws, and regulations that deal with it. Yet, despite their grave concern and their deep commitment, the Superintendent has yet to produce the required report. The Board did wake up and ask for the report. In June of 2015 the Board directed the Superintendent to deliver the report in August of 2015. That was six months ago. The superintendent did not provide the report at that time. When confronted about the failure in December, he claimed that senior staff was pre-occupied with collective bargaining. That excuse might have worked in August or even December, but now, in March, it is clear that collective bargaining was not the obstacle that was preventing him from producing the report.
No more delays. The Superintendent should produce the report immediately. More importantly, the Board needs to demand the report immediately. The report is now more than six months overdue. Is this what accountability looks like?