Sunday, January 11, 2009

281 RAS Superintendent Input

I attended the meeting at Armstrong High School where citizens were given the opportunity to meet with the Superintendent search consultants. The purpose was to help them understand what the citizens see as the strengths and weaknesses of the district, and what qualities we want in our next Superintendent.

I thought it was well run by the search company consultants who are retired Superintendents from Edina, Brooklyn Center & Wayzata, however I was very disappointed by the attendence. There were ~10 of us, and we were the typical pro-referendum type citizen. (ie. RAS employees and parents) It seems the consultants are talking to many stakeholders that are affiliated with the school district. My concern is how to engage and get input from the non-affiliated folks that do not trust the administration and board, and feel the district is wasteful/incompetent, and still carry grudges from 20 years ago.

So I say again to the citizens of RAS, if you want to be heard, first you need to speak. Please take some time to fill in the online survey at before Tuesday, 13Jan09. After that the criteria will have been set.

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