The Weekly and now the San Jose Mercury are both reporting on a letter, sent to Superintendent Callan, from 40 or more of our district administrators, including principles, assistant principles and district coordinators "citing lack of trust and [lack of] productive communication" and other complaints that so far have been reported in somewhat vague terms.
And today's reporting in Palo Alto Online says that 40 were called in to district office today to sign a retraction. Were they being compelled to sign the retraction by the district? Or were they voluntarily signing the retraction?
Can we get more specifics about the letter, the underlying concerns, and what our Board is doing to address the issues? What were the circumstances of the retraction letter? When can we expect the Board to take this out of closed session and explain what's going on to the community?
If the retraction is forced - wow - that would seem rather Big Brother wouldn't it? And how does that help address a culture of mistrust? What's going on here? Does anyone have any more information?