LR School Board's signal | Arkansas Blog

Friday, July 10, 2009

LR School Board's signal

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 6:29 AM

I wrote two weeks ago that the Little Rock School Board would be giving Superintendent Linda Watson a needs-improvement annual evaluation. The closed session was delayed by Board member Katherine Mitchell's absence, but it came last night. My apologies for not sticking with it last night to report on the outcome in a more timely fashion.

The superintendent's contract, which has two years to run, was not extended. She was given some specific objectives to meet.

We can all hope she meets the objectives and the district's students progress. But I'd like to emphasize again a positive element in this process. A majority of a Board that has seen deep, racially identifiable splits supports this process. Nobody is rubberstamping the superintendent's work. That's as it should be. It might have forestalled some problems in a previous school administration had a similar dynamic prevailed.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation