WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Disorganized School Board Fails the Test

WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Disorganized School Board Falls The Test
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"Speak Out" is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey.

It’s a short six months until the next school year begins.
By now, we thought we’d be closer to finding Charlotte's next top educator.
But because of a divided School Board, loaded with personal agendas, we have to wait another year.
As a result of their 15-month procrastination, the Board members failed their initial assignment.
After signing interim Superintendent Ann Clark to a controversial extension, they now have another chance to get it right.
We hope this do-over will yield a more unified Board and better results.
During a recent meeting, Board members put their feelings on display.
We appreciate their open dialogue about the Superintendent search.
We think that's healthy – after all, they do represent different constituents.
But what’s concerning is when the Board presented an unorganized front…demonstrating a lack of communication skills.
CMS is the second largest school district in the state.
When it comes to the people's business, Board Members should handle it in a way the community can be proud of…
a way that can be emulated by other districts.
If you can’t get the job done, then get off the Board.
CMS needs a Superintendent who can take this district to the next level.
Every day the Board waits to find a new leader, students, their parents, and teachers are stuck with no clear vision for the future.

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