Extension recommended for Seattle Public Schools’ superintendent

The official vote isn’t until July 7th, but after their meeting tonight, the Seattle School Board has before it a recommendation to extend Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson‘s contract to 2013, after a mostly positive performance review. That’s according to reports from tonight’s board meeting – here’s what our partners at the Seattle Times wrote, and here’s a more detailed (and opinionated) take from saveseattleschools.blogspot.com. Read the full performance evaluation here, and the extension recommendation here. The board is recommending, however, no raise and no bonus.

5 Replies to "Extension recommended for Seattle Public Schools' superintendent"

  • Carole June 17, 2010 (1:42 pm)

    What is a mostly positive performance review? Is that like 1 out of 5 stars!! I think the most infamous decision she engineered was to combine a Middle School and a High School. I hope she pay’s for what is going to happen in the West Seattle Neighborhood when the combination of these school’s begin. I am sure we all know why people with families and why all the top people at West Seattle High School are leaving the City Of Seattle school district.

  • madashell June 17, 2010 (7:17 pm)

    WSB, I’m disappointed in you. The Times has churned out 5 EDITORIAL/OPINION pieces in the last four days and you call the SSS blog “opinionated?!” The Times and the corrupt school board (bought and sold by vested interests in privitizing public schools) are very nearly the Supt’s ONLY supporters.

    • WSB June 17, 2010 (7:19 pm)

      Mad, I only use that designation because they do write opinion mixed in with the news. I greatly admire SSS and those who run it know that. I am not voicing an opinion on their opinion. The Times story to which I pointed was a news story, not one of their opinion pieces, which, whatever you think of their opinion, reside in the editorial section. If I had linked to one of their editorials, I would have labeled it as such – TR

  • madashell June 18, 2010 (11:39 pm)

    But the Times “news” always minimizes the very real problems in the district, and dismisses critics as crazies. The SSS blog does more investigative reporting than our monopolistic city rag. Many ascribe a negative connotation to the word “opinionated” and may chose not to read SSS. Then we are really screwed trying to unfiltered information on MGJ. Because everything in the Times is biased for her and her corporate sugar daddies.

  • wsparent June 20, 2010 (11:02 am)

    The review was only “mostly positive” because the board has allowed the district to back it into a corner. Dr. Goodloe-Johnson initially talked a good talk, but has been a complete failure when it comes to execution. West Seattle has really taken the brunt of many district decisions (closures, crazy assignment boundaries, portables, etc. etc.).

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