Paly principal Scotty Laurence has been promoted to assistant superintendent to prevent him leaving to another district. This means that once again Paly needs a new principal and once again the Board is possibly making a rush decision while there is no permanent superintendent in place. Now I have nothing against Scotty and congratulate him on his promotion, but somehow I feel that this decision is reckless and rushed.
To me this all shows that our district is swimming against a strong tide. On the one hand we want to keep our good people, but on the other hand it shows that there may be a "panic" mentality which may show in the decision making process. This decision is a big one and cannot be ignored, but what is going on when they make smaller less noticeable decisions. The apparent "hold on at all costs" attitude in this matter shows that there is a strong under-current that only some may be well aware of and the rest of us may be getting around to realising it.