It will come as a surprise to no one, if APS' interim becomes the next full time superintendent. The track has been laid. The APS school board and their friends at the Journal have done
everything they can to habilitate the reputation of the heir apparent to
Her tour, like all of the preceding new superintendent tours, did not make a stop at any place where groups of teachers could speak freely and without fear of retaliation over what they need to say. So far, she is indistinguishable from her predecessors.
She looks like a superintendent and she quacks like one.
Is she one?
Only the school board knows what is afoot and they're not saying; not candidly, forthrightly and honestly anyway.
Are they obligated in any way to stir the pot in search of yet another superintendent if they already have one seemingly up to the task.
The board's obligation is not to find the best possible superintendent. If it were, their record is one of abject failure. There is no consensus really, on what the best possible superintendent even looks like.
Their job is to find a "good" superintendent. If they really believe they have that in Reedy already, why fix what ain't broke? If the board has found someone that they think can do the job, why would they waste money looking for someone else who can do the job?
The longer Reedy serves (without screwing up in any major way) the more difficult it will be to begin a replacement process that appears legitimate.
Reedy is ready. She is ready willing and able to aid and abet;
- the cover up of felony criminal misconduct involving senior APS administrators in the leadership of their publicly funded private police force, and
- the denial of due process for whistleblowers and other complainants, and
- the abdication of the leadership from their duties and responsibilities as the senior most administrative role models of the standards of conduct that they enforce upon students; the Pillars of Character Counts!; a nationally recognized, accepted and respected code of ethical conduct
- the obfuscation of any effort to conduct any independent examination and review of ethics, standards and accountability in the leadership of the APS.
The deal is done.
They have only one thing left to do; make stake and interest holders think somehow, that they participated meaningfully in the decision making.