The Board had a meeting with a man from “The Cosca Group”. This was just another display of how dysfunctional the Board really is. From 4:30 to 7:00p.m. I listened to a Man from the search firm who explained the process and how “the best way ” goes. Never 1x out of his mouth did I hear him say anything about searching within our district. These are the things he did say.
They will talk to every group that Board requests them to. They do not recommend that any one else gets to be in the application or interview stage, except Board. He said half of your applicant pool with disappear because no one wants their current district to know they are applying. ( something is wrong with someone trying to secretly leave their district, you don’t have that problem when you hire from your local teaching community).
The timeline is going to be out to Jan 2017. Oct 15th , 17 & 18 are going to be dates for community stake holders. I really think we should all be at as many of those meetings as possible. Otherwise we are going to get stuck with another crazy district ruining superintendent. Because our district is not a business that needs a non teaching businessman to “run” as CEO. We need a long time educator who knows what the needs of the teachers and students are. The top is so dis-attached from the bottom. But the Board is under the belief things are great.
Several times Jesse mostly and Matt said as they have said many times before, why are we putting the cart before the horse? How are we looking for a applicant, when we cant get together as a “Board” to even decide what we are even looking for in a superintendent. And just as always, The woman just blew him off as they are doing everything already.
When anyone but the 3 of them talking, Sandoval was laughing, passing notes to Chavez. I wanted to get up and snatch the note. Corona was going thru her phone and was making eye gestures to Sandoval. Corona also lectured them saying they made it political and that is not right, when Sandoval was the one who made it political. (meeting 8-5-15).
Sandoval and Corona just kept saying how important the parents are. How important the teachers are and what we say is important. I am sorry, actions speak louder then words. And their actions speak volumes.