My phone rang this morning at 9:15 this morning, a number that I didn’t recognize but was obviously from somewhere in the school district I work for. I was in the middle of a CSI episode, and the thought “I have less than a week before I’m required to pay attention to you, I’ll be damned if I’m going to interrupt “Kiss, kiss, bye, bye” for any one of you!” So I just let it go to voicemail.
I’m glad I did. It was an automated message informing me of who was chosen to be our new Superintendant. It went something like this:
“Blah, blah, blah, nationwide search, blah, blah, blah, chose Assistant Superintendant Martin Bates, blah, blah, blah, exciting future, blah, blah, blah and one more blah.”
Nationwide search? Yeah, I just walked out on my front porch, looked up the street and then down the street in a nationwide search for my virginity. There is no doubt in my mind that this was already decided even before Ronnenkamp announced his retirement. What a farce. What a waste of time, especially to the employees they “reached out to” for their opinions.
Now I’m a “half-full” kind of guy, so I’m going to hope that the new guy rises to the challenges and does better than our last Stupidintendant. So, I’m going to leave my opinion on this choice to what I’ve already said, that it was a foregone conclusion, and for now just hope and pray that he returns our district’s focus back to where it belongs. Me. Just kidding. I mean back to the students and what is best for ALL sections of our student body.