Keep it in-house

May 11, 2010 

The hypocrisy is astounding. In a May 8 article, Board of Education member Debra Goldman was quoted as saying that $75,000 to $100,000 is needed to find a superintendent who "won't be intimidated or afraid to speak up." We had that type of superintendent in Dr. Del Burns. But when Burns spoke up against the board's direction, Goldman and four other members placed him on administrative leave. Now we are without the leadership of a home-grown leader, one who spent more than 30 years as a teacher, principal and administrator in our community.

Dr. Carolyn Morrison is right: Spending $100,000 on a superintendent search with the current board is a waste of money, and we should find an internal candidate and save the funds for teachers and the classroom. Isn't that the fiscally conservative thing to do?

Brandi Neuwirth


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