This last meeting looked to be ending up with the same situation. With JUDY ABSENT it looked as if the votes might shape up the same way but surprisingly the personnel subcommittee succumbed. After tinkering with the language a little bit, "doctorate preferred" made it into the job description and it will be posted as such.
However before the other breaks into a victory dance, they need to remember this: "I believe this position is rare in that the LSC itself does the hiring because it has not ceded that responsibility to the superintendent". So the battle is not over just paused.
Let's look a little deeper into this OPINION piece.
Lynn parents would be better served if the committee followed Latham’s lead on important school decisions..
This was a thinly vieled swipe at the personnel subcommitte who were trying to set the bar a little higher for this important position and not be satisfied with mediocrity just because certain friends did not have the more stringent qualifications. Since DONNA COPPOLA is the chair of the personnel subcommittee this swipe was mostly directed at her.
Which made it kind of convient because she dared bring up a line item in the superintendent's budget that pays the same company that owns the ITEM $18,000 a year for public relations service and tens of thousand more for a biannual publication that could easily be produced cheaper with better focused if it was done in-house. Plus, we probably could have avoided the distribution mess or should I say lack of distribution that ensued
SO MUCH FOR JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY.