Many of you have asked about the status of Noble and Shields and why they continue to occupy seats on the Board. Well, to be quite blunt, the rules do not apply to them because in advance of applying a rule, the board has the authority to direct staff to hire attorneys to fabricate a reason for their continued presence. We have seen how a lawyer can redefine words and reinvent concepts that once meant something to previous board members of greater moral ilk. There was a day when our school board demanded a higher threshold and expected more from governance, but alas that ship has sailed, hit a coral reef and sunk.
Why would they do this? The District makes foolish decisions every day. In order to continue making foolish decisions - many of which result in profit for their friends (Seattle Piano Gallery, MJR Development, City of Lynnwood, etc.) - the District wants a board that doesn't engage the issues. The District seeks to maintain a board that lacks insight or applicable intelligence. The District seeks to maintain their hold on the purse strings and the greatest reason to prevent intelligence from sitting on the board is management's inability to survive a flurry of tough questions. No one on the current board has the stones to take a stand and demand rational answers.
The board is currently comprised of four rather ineffective, impotent and incognizant simpletons - with one more of the same on the way. There doesn't appear to be a single educator among them and I am confident not one of them has any real world experience working in school district administration. If I am wrong, I would love to know - as it may provide a sliver of comfort that, one day, a shred of meaningful experience may eventually surface and contribute in a positive way.
Disclaimer: I am sure that each member of the current board is gifted in some sort of way and that they possess talent and qualifications outside of school district governance. I am not suggesting that these board members are absolutely devoid of intellect, just not effective at governing a meandering and morally-corrupt band of district administrators.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
A school board of incognizant simpletons.
Posted by ESD15.org at 1:44 PM
Labels: Operational issues, School Board
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Yes, they are idiots. There will soon come a day when they will have to think really hard. I hope they can remember how when that important time comes.
How much do you want to bet that they will revise the board policies now that they have been exposed?
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