I thought about writing this letter several times and said, what the hell difference would it make if I did. They don't listen anyway.
But the angrier I got I said to myself I am going to let you know my thoughts. My question is: Does the Beloit School District Board of Education know what they are doing, or do they know what to do? They seem to spend more time getting out of their lane and getting into the administrative lane.
Why do you say that, Knight? I am glad you asked.
The board has, in my opinion, responsibilities as any governing board would have. Hire a superintendent, create and develop policies to drive the district educational goals, monitor the superintendent to ensure that they carry out the policies, and get the hell out of way and let them do their job.
The interim superintendent left with three months left on his contract. Why? It was said mutual agreement; yes, right. He left because he was not going to be micromanaged and he was not going to be a party to the board's latest shenanigans. He said, no, I am out of here. If that is not the case, prove it. Now, a new superintendent, hired for $200,000. Why are you creating all of the administration moves? Who on the board is so eager to make all of these moves? Why don't you wait until the man comes on board and looks at what you have, how it is working and what his recommendations would be to change, if it is not working the way he thinks it should be working?
Unless you get your personal animosity out of your head and your heart, this district is going to hell in a hand basket. Mark my word. If you read the BDN editorial of Monday, April 15, I agree with them 100 percent.
Walter R. Knight