Porter responds to School Board decisionDistrict 833 Superintendent Mark Porter responded Friday to the School Board’s decision not to renew his contract.
District 833 Superintendent Mark Porter responded Friday to the School Board’s decision not to renew his contract.
The statement reads as follows:
“Last night the school board voted not to renew my contract as Superintendent of the South Washington County Schools beyond the current term which expires on June 30, 2012. It is unfortunate, in light of the excellence taking place across the district in terms of student achievement, financial stability, enrollment growth, labor relations and future planning, that a change in leadership is perceived as necessary at this time.
“While I have great respect for the school board and their authority, I am confused by the decision in light of several missing steps in the process, including proper notice and evaluation. I also find a strong disconnect between the recent board elections to re-elect incumbents who ran on a “stay the course” platform and this abrupt leadership change.
“That said, I want our communities to continue to support the efforts of the employees of South Washington County Schools. They are making a difference for the students and the community by igniting a passion for lifelong learning.”