Letter to editor: Questions for LISD board

Questions for LISD board

 

I have a few pertinent questions for the LISD school board.

Why was the position for superintendent posted with such a short turnaround time when the retiring superintendent gave the school board until June to search for the right candidate?

Why was the position posted only requiring a master’s degree? Why was the stipulation of having seven years of teaching experience added to the requirement? Was the description designed to favor a certain person or was it designed to eliminate a certain person from applying?

School districts the size of Lubbock post the position for superintendent requiring a doctorate.

Why wasn’t a search firm used to find the top candidates for the position?

Two small districts in the Lubbock area, Olton and Lorenzo, are currently using search firms to find candidates for their districts.

Why wasn’t input solicited from LISD employees regarding what they want in their next leader? Board members are not educators. It would make sense to get input from those who know education when selecting the leader for the district.

Board members will need their constituents to vote for the next bond election. Why didn’t they seek input from their constituents on selecting the next superintendent?

Where is the transparency in the process that is being used by the board?

Many people are disgruntled with the board on how they are handling this situation and I am one of them.

DEBRA D. SPENCER/Lubbock

 

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