Board Docs for Monday's "Special Board Meeting" are now available online, including the agenda and related documents. Click to open Meeting Agenda. As of 1:00 p.m. Monday afternoon, there is absolutely nothing on the agenda that reflects the information Dr. White sent to the D181 staff last Thursday regarding his plans to split the Assistant Superintendent of Learning position Dr. Schneider currently holds into two positions, moving Schneider into 1/2 of the role with the new title of Assistant Superintendent of Learning (PPS) and beginning the search for a new Assistant Superintendent of Learning (Curriculum and Instruction). (Be sure to read our last two posts: Click to open July 9, 2015 Post and click to open July 10, 2015 Post.)
No Superintendent's report.
No Department of Human Resources report informing the community what steps will be taken and what timeline will be followed to hire a new Assistant Superintendent of Learning (Curriculum and Instruction).
No Job Description for the Assistant Superintendent of Learning (Curriculum and Instruction).
Nothing + Nada + Zippo = ZERO TRANSPARENCY.
Parents and all Taxpayers have a right to know what will be discussed at board meetings. Creation of a new administrative position (reasons why it is necessary, what it will cost taxpayers, etc) are not matters that can be discussed only by the BOE in executive session. These matters are all open meeting agenda items. If the BOE is only discussing them behind closed doors, they are violating the Open Meetingts Act. Parents and all Taxpayers WHO PAY ALL ADMINISTRATIVE SALARIES have a right to know when yet another round of Central Office Administrator reorganization is about to take place. Parents and all Taxpayers have a right to know why suddenly someone who is losing 1/2 of their job responsibilities just got another RAISE, rather than a pay cut.
All this information requires a superintendent who is transparent. At this point in time, it looks like D181 no longer has one of those.
What a disappointment.