Saturday, February 26, 2011

Women Rule FCPS Superintendent Screening Committee

One parent representative and four employee representatives were selected by the vote of their respective constituencies to help select the next superintendent of the Fayette County Schools.

And the winners are...
  • 16th district PTA President Jessica Berry, Parent Representative
  • Fayette County Education Association President Jessica Hiler, Teacher Representative
  • Henry Clay High School Librarian Amanda Hurley, Teacher Representative
  • Veterans Park Elementary Principal Amy McVey, Principal Representative
  • Transportation Department Manager Kim Webb, Classified Representative
They wil be joined by one member of the board to be selected by the board Monday night.

The committee is charged with the responsibility of screening all applicants for the position and recommending a list of finalists to the board of education. They have about three months (2 1/2 really) to complete their work if the district is going to meet its self-imposed July 1st deadline.


Anonymous said...

Jessica Berry? Was she not involved in the Peggy Petrelli process?

And Jessica Hiler? What a disappointment. She does not return member emails or phonecalls.

This is indeed a disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Just as in Jefferson County (Brent McKim, president of JCTA) FCPS' teacher rep is not in the classroom anymore. Should this be be on the committee as a teacher rep?

Anonymous said...

I smell a fixed election.....

Anonymous said...

PTA presidents from each school in the district each had a vote. Jessica won hands down. She had 16 votes, the next closest had 4. She's the 16th District PTA president this year, so it makes perfect sense that the other PTA presidents would support her.

Anonymous said...

There is currently a request with the attorney general to rule whether Brent is eligible to be the teacher rep. The decision in that case will determine whether Jessica can serve or not. If she is declared ineligible, the next highest vote-getter will serve.

Richard Day said...

February 26, 2011 8:24 AM & February 27, 2011 9:28 PM: Yes, this is the Jessica Berry of Petrilli fame. She has served as PTA President for a while now, and it's hardly surprising that she got elected. She adds her own African American perspective.

February 26, 2011 8:46 AM & February 27, 2011 9:29 PM: Good points. I haven't read the specific language int he regulation and I don't have a clue how the AG will see it.

February 26, 2011 9:44 PM: I like a good conspiracy theory as well as the next guy, but there's got to be some evidence of something. It's not enough to simply not like the outcome of an election.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Berry was indeed elected legally.

For information about her, given by Jock Gum, please see
"Petrelli V. Silberman Day 5" Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

Readers are bound to find the comments interesting.