Last month's dilemma:
An administrator is
moved from a principal position to a less critical administrative role
in the central office after several years of poor performance on the
job. The new superintendent, as part of an administrative
reorganization, transfers him to a department led by an individual with
high expectations of all staff. The transferred administrator, seeing
what is likely to happen, retires but then runs for the school board.
Once elected, he makes it clear he intends to press for nonrenewal of
the superintendent and the resignation of the supervising administrator.
The superintendent assumes the other board members are unaware of the
circumstances surrounding their colleague’s underperformance. With his
contract up for renewal, what should the superintendent do?
Read our panelists' responses