Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fayetteville School Board Meeting

For the second time this week, the Fayetteville School Board will be meeting. On Tuesday, they met in secret session for several hours then voted 6-0 to allow Assistant Principal Kirk Sutton to keep his job for 2008-09 provided he completes a 12-step program, develops an education plan for students on the consequences of alcohol abuse and submits to random drug screenings.

The board is scheduled to meet again today at 5 p. m. in the Adams Leadership Center, 1000 W. Stone Street. On the agenda will be discussion as to whether to sell the high school to the University of Arkansas for $50 million, about $12 million less than the appraised value. Then they will consider the possibility of merging the financially-troubled Greenland School District, which would assure that Fayetteville teachers would get no raises next year. They are on a roll, huh?

Another agenda item will be trying again to get someone to apply for and actually accept the job of Superintendent. The first try got few applicants and a flat rejection from the only candidate interviewed. Tonight they will think about hiring a professional headhunter to find someone who will take the job.

A final item will be to hear a report on the district's communication strategy. Maybe that is something they should have considered before they got us in this fine mess.

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