Monday, July 07, 2008

The District can provide "information" but not answers.

June 27, 2008

Dear Mr. Zandberg:

I am responding on behalf of Superintendent Bergeson and we would like to thank you for your letter.

It appears the issues you raise are decisions made by or approved by the Edmonds School Board. The education governance structure in the state provides the elected school board control over budgets, hiring, contracts and managing the superintendent.

I contacted the district regarding these matters and found that Debbie Jakala, Community Relations Manager for the district, at 425-431-7044 can provide information about each of these concerns. In addition, you have the ability to raise these issues at a future board meeting. Again, please contact Ms. Jakala about the procedures to address the board.

Thank you again for your letter.


Jennifer Priddy
Assistant Superintendent
Financial Resources

About the Author: Jennifer Priddy holds M.P.A. and bachelor of arts degrees from The Evergreen State College.

Evergreen is home to "Narrative-style Evaluation"
You'll be evaluated in detailed narratives that become part of your academic transcript — instead of letter grades. Faculty will evaluate your work and your self-evaluation is also included. Experience has shown us that these noncompetitive transcripts are valued by employers and graduate schools because they are more descriptive and revealing than traditional grades.

If it works for Evergreen, why not use it on the WASL?


Anonymous said...

"Go back to the people who have already violated the law and covered it up and ask them if they violated the law and covered it up."

This is advice that a third grader knows is faulty. If this is the assistance that OSPI is giving out, we need a new one.

Anonymous said...

That is how the school district handles every investigation. Gee Chuck did you really say that? "Nope". Great,I didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh! I will remember this day for the rest of my life.

Anonymous said...

Mrs Priddy,
I see you know how to pass the buck.
People need to stand up to these azz holes.
Make them anwser the questions.