Saturday, February 14, 2015

 
CHOOSING AN INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT

What I am hearing from insiders is interesting - and I like it.  While I do not know how the individual Trustees feel as a group, administrators and some Trustees want an Interim-Superintendent who will not seek the permanent position.  This is a good start.  It creates a good image for the Board, and Brownsville.

This is exactly what they did about a year ago in Austin.  This is the most transparent thing this Board can do at this time.  I love the idea.  I can only hope at least 4 Trustees agree with the idea.

For now the new majority seems determined to clean house and improve the BISD's public image.  I have confirmed that law enforcement has been sent all documents concerning the Insurancegate - good for the new majority.  I am told law enforcement has been sent all documents concerning the alleged contract extension for Carl Montoya in exchange for him approving Cata Presas-Garcia's travel.  Again - this is a very good thing.  It is sending the right message to the community.

I have confirmed after a national search is done by an outside organization, a citizen's committee will narrow the candidates to maybe three and then the Board will have to choose between the three.

Again this is a very good thing.  My sources are telling me all 7 Trustees are on board as to the selection process.  This is a very good thing.

All that is left is, will they do the right thing and bring in a retired superintendent as the Interim until a new superintendent is chosen.  This is the most transparent thing they can do at this time, while giving all BISD staff an equal chance at the job.

On the handling of a new superintendent if my sources are correct the Board gets an "A"  To earn the A+, they will need to choose an Interim from outside the district who will not apply for the permanent position. 

For now the ship seems to be sailing in the right direction.  I hope the Board continues down this path for the sake of the students.  Let's get it right and make BISD the Hope of the LRGV.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great progress. Just make sure they have them sign a resignation letter, un-dated, before they begin work as they do in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

"I have confirmed . . ."

What means do you have to confirm such action by the school district? Simple question.

BobbyWC said...

You know there are a lot of hardworking administrators at BISD. They are very reliable sources. If they are wrong we shall see on Monday. But it will shock me if any of the 7 oppose a national search or citizens committee

Anonymous said...

So, if an administrator is a reliable source to you, than he must be a hardworking administrator at BISD. We shall assume that your criteria for evaluation the performance of a hardworking administrator is to be a reliable source to a blogger.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope that it is not Hector Gonzalez.

BobbyWC said...

What does one have to do with the other? We shall know how reliable they are on Monday if any of the trustees oppose a national search or a citizens committee. If all 7 get on board they were reliable - if only 4 get on board they were not reliable.

It's not complex - but it sounds to me a Board member in he majority is not happy with the transparency the new majority is bringing to the process

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

The most Hector Gonzales can hope for is not being sued by the BISD to recover the money which was paid out to him. He can avoid being sued, then he has a victory

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

So does the board know who they are bringing in as interim? A retired superintendent points to several in the valley and out of the valley. A few days ago you said the board does not need a headhunter. You have changed your mind on this topic? Has the current suit submitted his resignation? How about if judson changes their mind?

BobbyWC said...

I have always supported a natinal search. This is done by highering an outside source. Cut and paste where you claim i said this.

Anonymous said...

You Ned not post this... I was referring to headhunter, not national search. We are both on the same page about a need to have a national search. You stated in a post from a few days ago that the district did not need a headhunter since they had the Hr dept. To handle the ad advertisement. I agree with your thinking on the matter.

Anonymous said...

Will this meeting be televised for those can't attend?

BobbyWC said...

Yes, also to the other poster I did suggest that after bISD did a national search their personnel could review the applications for qualifications.

But now that I remember how Judy Cuellar did not allow the Board to see all of the bids on Insurance I do not trust anyone at BISD in personnel to honestly review the applications so a national firm is better

bobby WC