Saturday, November 20, 2010

Is Berman On the Way Out?

School board may decide
JCPS Superintendent's future on Monday

This from Toni Konz at the Courier-Journal:

The Jefferson County Board of Education has called a special meeting Monday afternoon to conduct an interim evaluation of Superintendent Sheldon Berman, which could lead to a decision on whether to extend his contract or start a search for a new district leader.

“We are going to revisit the evaluation we did over the summer and the next step will be to consider his contract, which expires in June, and whether we extend it or not,” said board chairwoman Debbie Wesslund. “It’s possible we’ll make a decision on Monday, but it’s not a guarantee.”

Berman, who makes $273,182 a year, plus benefits, and is in the final year of his four-year contract with the school board, said Friday he wants to stay with the district....

Board members said [in July] that it was “unacceptable to continue to have some of the lowest-performing schools in the state,” referring to the six schools that were named among the 10 lowest-performing schools in Kentucky in 2009.

They also noted that the new elementary student assignment plan “met a rocky beginning” when it was implemented at the start of the 2009-10 school year.

Since that evaluation, six more Jefferson County public schools were identified as being among the lowest performing in the state for 2010.

The district also began facing a push for a return to neighborhood schools, including a proposed state law that would allow them, after mistakes and confusion on the first day of school resulted in hundreds of students spending extra hours on buses, with some not getting home until 9 p.m...

It seems the fundamental question for the board should be whether the district is headed in the right direction. If that's how they view it, then...
Hasta La Vista
Auf Wiedersehen
Buh Bye

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Smart Bord of Education. I can think of another superintendent whose evaluation needs revisiting.....