Sutherland for Schools blog
There is even a principal in here . . . but most are central office. The excuse is this was "mistakes" made when they gave out the $2.4 million in raises last June. I will update this with the total annual cost when I get it.
Here is what a nationally recognized expert on workplace bullying thinks about FWISD's policy and its implementation:
A couple of meeting times have been changed, but we are moving along on the schedule I posted earlier. It looks like an announcement should be made around the first of February. The name of the finalist (or finalists) must be circulated for 3 weeks before she/he is hired.
In economics, Gresham's Law describes a situation where, when a country debases the currency by creating, say, silver that isn't pure, the pure silver gradually gets taken out of circulation because it is worth more later.
Following is the list of staff who are required to live within the district boundaries. Three (possibly 4) do not reside within the boundaries. I have asked Dr. Linares to provide us with actions taken regarding these individuals:
Our old board attorney, Rhonda Crause, has been working hard to earn her keep. Dr. Linares asked her for an opinion on stopping the SCA tests. Guess what her response is??? Basically, that this would not be a good idea since we already adopted the year's plan. (Nothing about how the plan didn't talk about testing every 3 weeks nor any acknowledgement that this violates state law). But she didn't say we could't discuss it, yet President Robbins won't put it on the agenda--another violation of board policy.
Here is the calendar for the superintendent search. The final interviews are scheduled for January 26.
Agenda and board packet are up on the "data" tab of this website.
All elementary campuses will have their security upgrades by February 2nd. The trial of 4 campuses was completed by Oct 15, additional campuses were added on Nov. 3, and now we will be complete. Thanks to Mr. Cavazos for reminding me of this schedule.
A recent audit revealed that part of one small group of teachers are working with expired credentials. It may be that HCM is not properly monitoring this. State law requires that all teachers possess valid credentials. If you are a teacher, please make sure yours is current--because you may not be able to count on HCM to remind you.
I've never posted a newspaper article here but this morning's Star-Telegram article on the treatment given to federal whistleblowers just has to be publicized in our community which is still suffering over the Palazzolo lawsuit. Here is the link:
It's come to this. Earlier this month our board held a workshop on our goals which was excellent; we came together on three major goals which, if followed, will make our district better. We all agreed, and the list will be presented at the Jan. 13 meeting.