Saturday, September 17, 2011

Where's the Tacoma School Board?

And where's the resolution?  The one in which the Board delegates all its authorities to the Superintendent.

I don't hear much chatter about this.

I remember seeing the article on The News Tribune website and facsimiles of the resolution on the district web site.  They might both still be there...hard to know; both web sites are somewhat Byzantine.

The only place I can still find a mention of the school board delegating its responsibilities--as elected leaders of the schools--to the un-elected Superintendent is in an article on the World Socialist Web Site.

So School Board, and resolutions of delegation, where are you?

Is it true, Board, that you didn't want to have meetings where the public came in and gave you grief about the strike?  I hope not...that's part of your job, isn't it?

I'm not going to raise the political comparisons that are so obvious here.  You know, the times when elected leaders surrender their responsibilities to a lone executive actor.  They don't usually turn out all that well.

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