Things That Make You Go, Hmmm
- How come Superintendent Juneau demoted Principal Emily Butler Ginolfi out of Washington Middle School and made it clear that EGB would be an assistant principal at lower pay and then reversed that by appointing EGB to Licton Springs K-8?
- I'm hearing that some/all SPS schools are checking visitors' IDs? And scanning them? The district needs to have the driver's license number of every visitor to SPS? I'm going to JSCEE this week so I'll be really interested to see if they ask for anything there.
- Want to hear some really good wordsmithing? Check out the back and forth from Superintendent in Tahoma as he and his Board decide to part ways. From the Covington Reporter:
The Tahoma School District Board of Directors made an unexpected vote during a special board meeting on Monday, Sept. 30, when it accepted the district superintendent’s resignation.
District Spokesperson Kevin Patterson said the district came to an agreement regarding the statement with Giurado and his legal team. The resignation was a surprise for staff and parents alike.
“The Tahoma School District Board of Directors and Superintendent Tony Giurado have discovered that, through the fault of neither party, Mr. Giurado’s considerable high integrity, skill, knowledge and experience are not the best match for the present needs of the district,” the board stated in a release. “The board and Mr. Giurado have agreed to separate and as part of that agreement, the board accepted Mr. Giurado’s resignation from his position as superintendent effective September 30, 2019.”
“The board thanks Mr. Giurado for his service to the Tahoma community, and wishes him much future success.”
Giurado stated that he is “proud of the work we have done in staying focused on students, listening to our community, and supporting all of our educators. I respect the board’s desire to move in a different direction. I leave with deep gratitude that I have had the opportunity to serve the Tahoma community, staff, and Board as superintendent.”
The district released the legal agreement between the board and Giurado on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the document, Giurado’s contract was set to end in the summer of 2021. Since it is being terminated early, the board has agreed to pay Giurado’s salary on the last business day of each month along with insurance premiums for him and his family, along with retirement benefits until 2021 or until Giurado obtains another position within a school district or education-related position.Man, what could have happened that they would pay his salary until 2021 (presumably along with the new superintendent they will need to find)? Plus, their Board said that his "considerable high integrity" was not a match for their district?
- Uh oh, conservative radio host Dori Monson got ahold of the SPS Ethnic Studies for Math page via the OSPI website.
- From KOMO News -
The Archdiocese of Seattle will no longer except (sic) religious, personal or philosophical exemptions on vaccinations.
The change here in Washington comes after the 2017 statement from the Pontifical Academy of Life that says in part:
“A moral obligation to guarantee the vaccination coverage necessary for the safety of others we believe that all clinically recommended vaccines can be used with a clear conscience and that the use of such vaccines does not signify some sort of cooperation with voluntary abortion.”The new policy from the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle goes into effect in January, but there will be a grace period until next school year.