City urged to move Matadero Creek Trail
Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Oct 2, 2006
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on Oct 2, 2006 at 6:02 pm
OK, the administration letter pretty much confirms everything that has been posted about serious, long-standing comunications and operational problems that exist between the Superintendent and some of her senior executive PAUSD staff, and PAUSD site administrators/program directors.
This has been going on, unreported, for a LONG time.
What I want to is more about the retraction letter. Was there even a retraction letter, as reported here? Tyler? anyone?
IN any case, we have what is a dysfunctional senior administration, and possibly a senior administration so full of contempt for those it is supposed to be managing that it would demand what amount toa loyalty oath.
So, what's the truth, so we can focus on where to take this.
Palo Altans will be watching this; they will also be interested to see whether a serious staff vote of "no confidence' in PAUSD 'leadership' is yet again swept under the PAUSD rug.
on Oct 2, 2006 at 7:06 pm
Mary Frances Callan ""I am concerned for the overall health of the organization," she said. But she said clearly there are significant issues that need to be discussed more deeply.
"We have some serious talking to do," she said.""
If this doesn't sound like another executive - namely, Mark Hurd at HP - trying to spin away from responsibility and trying to make herself look like a hero, I'll eat my kid's teddy bears.
"Health of the organization"??!? Perhaps Callan, Scott Bowers and Marilyn Cook shuold have been working on that in years past, instead of alienating the vast majority of site administrators who are running one of the best school districts in America. Perhaps, indeed.
Yes, there *are* significant issues; they didn't just appear overnight.
Watch the spin folks, here it comes.
I still want to know abuot the letter of retraction. Was there one?
on Oct 3, 2006 at 7:21 am
The letter was written by a principal and was intended as place to start a conversation. It did not ask for a retraction. No one was compelled to sign. This was posted already. Five years of a district running well, with the efforts of great students, parents, teachers, and administrators, and then suddenly a confidential document is given anonymously to the press? This forum reads like a hit piece and could just as likely be an attempt to push a personal agenda.