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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sarvis Responds to Special Education Concerns and Pulls Contract Extension

Back from my trip to see far-flung de la Guerras, I saw that in a prepared statement -- School Superintendent Brian Sarvis has responded to several board meetings of parent concerns over special education. You can read his statement over at Edhat. Noozhawk also reports that he has pulled a request for a contract extension that was made just six months into a three year contract.

Apparently, outgoing board member Laura Malakoff had placed the item on the agenda and he didn't know about it. Right. You would think he would review the agendas before they are made and posted. Further, I am sure a lot of people would love to get a contract extension two and a half years out...what about the performance review process? If I were a board member, I wouldn't extend a contract so early and would require a couple of annual reviews before a decision is made as one isn't entitled to keep an executive position like this so far in advance. Show us results!

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Anonymous Schuldazie said...

SB Schools will be lucky if they can hire Chuckles the Clown if they drive Sarvis away with all this stupid internal politics.

The Special Ed crowd is a mob. Get the parents to be their kids classroom "aides" instead of demanding taxpayers let them phone in their parenting requirements.

This has gotten out of hand. They are making the entire district toxic and that makes for one heck of a lousy job description if they want anyone to sign up and take over this dead end situation.

Everyone had been get off their entitlement high horses and start looking way down long term.

The district should consider itself lucky if they can actually find someone who wants to keep this job. Chill everyone. You are getting what you are paying for. Don't expect blood too.

12/02/2008 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Sammy said...

I wonder how long the superintendents' contracts run in Goleta, Montecito, Cold Spring, and Carpinteria.

12/02/2008 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Don Jose de la Guerra y Noriega said...

Wow Sara, that song and dance you did at the De La Guerra reunion was really something! Way to go!

Don Jose de la Guerra y Noreiga

12/03/2008 5:08 PM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

It all started when you brought out the absinthe you got from the passing trade ship Uncle Don! See you at the adobe!

12/04/2008 6:31 AM  

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