Wednesday, March 02, 2011

(Updated) Seattle Times: "Board likely to oust Seattle schools superintendent"

UPDATE: SLOG posts "Dr. Susan Enfield, Seattle's Potential Interim Superintendent, Had Once Been a French Fry" as a helpful introduction to our new superintendent.

"From left, Seattle School Board members Peter Maier, Kay Smith-Blum, President Steve Sundquist and Michael DeBell give a statement after Tuesday's four-hour executive session at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence."

Linda Shaw and Steve Miletich (Seattle Times):
After 3 ½ years as Seattle Public Schools superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson's tenure appears to be over.

The Seattle School Board clearly signaled Tuesday night that it intends to dismiss Goodloe-Johnson and immediately appoint Chief Academic Officer Susan Enfield as interim superintendent.

The board will vote Wednesday night on both actions, one week after two investigative reports revealed the misuse of public money and mismanagement at the top.

The seven-member board also is poised to oust Chief Financial and Operations Officer Don Kennedy.

Emerging from a four-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday night, board President Steve Sundquist read a bluntly worded statement laying the groundwork for removing Goodloe-Johnson and Kennedy. MORE...
Howie P.S.: Too bad the Board didn't perk up their ears a while back when the district's teachers expressed "no confidence" in the superintendent.

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