As I said I would do, I brought the contract for professional development, coaching, and support that was approved last month for Warrington Middle School back to the board this month for a discussion among the full board.
The contract was approved last month with two board members not present for the discussion.
I laid out the argument for pulling back the contract and taking a different approach, however all of my fellow board members and the Superintendent support going ahead with the contract as written, convinced it is the right support for Warrington Middle School. They all voiced this strongly at the meeting.
The board based their decision to support this strategy on the strong recommendation of the incoming principal, who has stated she feels this support is essential to making the school successful. Additionally, some of the board members have met with the personnel from this vendor and feel they will be successful.
So after hearing from the board members and realizing I was the only one with continuing reservations about this tactic at Warrington, I ended the discussion on the topic.
I can count to three and there are no shortages of other issues to move on to....
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