An e-mail sent after receiving a note from the President of our school board replying to my request that the Superintendent be re-evaluated after the Board decided to ignore such information as reported her and give her a positive evaluation.
I asked that the Board, since it had admittedly not followed its own evaluation guidelines, rescind the positive evaluation it gave the Superintendent despite information in the evaluation that was done that showed that a less than satisfactory evaluation was warranted.
The President of the School Board told me, without addressing my real and important concerns that the positive evaluation would stand even though the data the Board had paid to have collected showed that the Superintendent deserved a less than positive rating.
Reno people!!!! This should not be tolerated.
AND THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED THE TRUSTEES TO IGNORE? THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, WHO KNOW THE WORK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT BEST, DO NOT FIND THE SUPERINTENDENT TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER BUT MAJORITY OF THE TRUSTEES ARE WILLING TO IGNORE THE FINDINGS?
From today’s RGJ:
The survey identified three areas most needing improvement, according to OnStrategy, the independent third-party company that facilitated the review. Changes to those areas could improve Davis’ effectiveness as superintendent and the community’s perception of the district, according to OnStrategy.
The three top areas for improvement, in order of how much potential positive impact they’d have on perceptions of the district, were:
1. Organizational leadership: Developing a more effective understanding of Davis’ employees in all levels of WCSD
2. Instructional leadership: Having a grasp of the needs of her instructional staff, maximize resources for best student outcomes and her ability to recruit and retain highly effective employees
3. Collaborative leadership: Better articulating the direction and goals of the district, and then getting everyone on board with those goals
Respondents who identified themselves as certified staff — the category that includes teachers — gave her the lowest scores on her understanding of district employees. Just 15 percent agreed that Davis “demonstrates an effective understanding of all people in the district.”
2 replies on “Washoe County School District Leadership is Incompetent, the Superintendent and the Head of the Board and Need to Be Removed for the Sake of Students”
I appreciate the information and have to wonder what is motivating administration to act in this manner and treat teachers in such a way. If you don’t mind, I will share this with a person I know who is an investigative reporter. He might be interested in following up on what you have said. That teachers feel threatened to speak out about matters that directly affect them and the quality of instruction they are able to provide students is deeply troubling. I have heard others say they too have been made to feel threatened for speaking out.
I am a resource teacher for the district. I am so disgusted with a recent change that our district approved at a board meeting on April 11, 2017. It is so nutty what they have done. Our wonderful district approved a service agreement between our district and a company called Accelify. A software program for writing IEP’s. There was nothing wrong with the Easy IEP the program Accelify replaced. We tax payers are now paying $661,500 for a two year lease of Accelify’s licence and paying them 5% of all monies refunded from medicaid which is around $110,000. Easy IEP software cost $89,000 a year plus $200.00 for Medicaid reimbursement. All sped teachers in the district had to attend a one day training (which our district paid a pretty price for substitutes). At the training, we basically sat and watched a program that crashed most of the day. Very frustrating! It gets worse. Our district also bought a program called OnBase. OnBase is a program for scanning and filing confidential files. We were told that Accelify and OnBase were compatible and we could upload files from one program to another. WELL THAT’s NOT THE CASE! As a sped teacher, doing an abundance of paper work has always been a given. However, now we have to spend hours on these programs. Before all this craziness, I was able to pull my students during prep for support. Now, that’s out the window. Our poor students. Our district really screwed up this time. Not only financially but consuming so much of our time so that students suffer. I am using my friends e-mail due to retaliation from the district. Which I have experienced in the past.