Letter to the editor: Board’s selection about money

Posted 4/11/18

Board’s selection about money Now that the choice for school district superintendent has been announced, it is clear what kind of skill set the school board wants, which is someone who has …

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Letter to the editor: Board’s selection about money

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Board’s selection about money

Now that the choice for school district superintendent has been announced, it is clear what kind of skill set the school board wants, which is someone who has successful experience getting them more money by getting bond issues passed.Through an entirely opaque process, they chose the candidates and are unwilling to say what the qualifications were beyond a vague “it supports our direction.”

Ray hides behind the search process being “confidential.” How come? Why can’t they say clearly and out loud what they wanted in a superintendent? Names need not be revealed, so whose privacy would that violate? If such a process had been used by the previous school board it would have elicited howls of contempt about the lack of transparency. That is not the case this time, as the Strong Schools Coalition founder Laura Mutton is willing to blindly accept that the school board knows what is best for Douglas County even though they won’t say what that is.

If they won’t say, how would you know that? Ray and Lemieux may as well be lobbyists for the teacher’s union. Maybe that’s why.

William A. Henning

Highlands Ranch

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