More kudos to the SAU board. Not only did the board select a promising new superintendent, but they are holding a fully public meeting to finalize the superintendent’s contract terms. This is a great step forward in transparency and accountability. One must hope it will also be an opportunity for the board to show its receptiveness to taxpayer concerns and those of parents who want underachieving administrators fired without punishing financial consequences.
Do not underestimate the power of many eyes on the conduct of a board. Parents and taxpayers alike should fill the SAU’s boardroom to show their concern for getting this contract right. This board has won some respect from me, but many important contract issues remain. (See “Want to be Dissatisfied with Your Job? Read the Superintendent’s Contract” posted on June 16, 2012.)
This is the SAU 55 meeting notice released today:
The SAU 55 Board will meet on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Superintendent’s Office, 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow, NH to finalize the contract and benefits package of the new Superintendent of Schools.
I hope to see you there.