Friday, January 13, 2023

Special-Calling Board Meeting - Jan. 17

The school board has scheduled a Special-Called Meeting for Tuesday, January 17, 2022, 4:30PM.

Are you kidding me?

After the marathon on January 10 and the executive session about the superintendent's contract, now the board is going to have yet another meeting that will entirely be an executive session, for the purpose of "Receipt of Legal Advice Regarding Superintendent Contract".

What part of his contract is the board unable to understand? They've all got a copy. 

The contract IS the Contract. What can they expect to learn beyond the legal advice that they must have already received?

The Contract doesn't tell the superintendent how to run the District. It tells him that he is to run it.

If the board doesn't like how he is running it (Meal Plan, safety plan, this plan or that plan), they aren't going to get any from "legal" on that. 

The superintendent runs the district. The Trustees direct the superintendent. 

Set performance standards for the superintendent. SMART ones. You know, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Based.

For example, how much time was wasted on the Meal Plan item last week? All they needed to do was tell the superintendent, "No more free meals to those who should be paying for them. Collect from all those who owe Richland 2 money for past meals. We are not a bank." PERIOD. And then hold him accountable for doing so. He will either follow orders or he won't.