The past several years have shown that teachers, support staff, special education programs and the office of the superintendent need the full financial resources proposed by the Board of Education. The appalling findings by the Department of Justice alone would be sufficient reason. But the pandemic brought to the surface the need for more teachers, more staff and the highest quality resources, including essential hardware and software for online instruction.

The disastrous tenure of the previous superintendent should be a wake-up call to everyone that cutting budgetary corners leads to dangerous mediocrity. The next superintendent must be proactive regarding special educational needs of minority children and children with physical and mental disabilities. The superintendent must be aware of all systemic problems, whether racial, or gender, or economic discrimination, and must be prepared with solid, science-based solutions. The superintendent must be current with 21st-century education issues and current best practices in teaching and managing education systems. Ideally, the superintendent will be nonwhite, pledged to creating and maintaining a multi-cultural, multi-racial public school system.

(8) comments

pdl603

What kind of garbage thinking is this? As a tax payer I want the best qualified individual available. The individual should be able to stand up to the union thugs and make the most out of every dollar we give them. As Mickey said, you get out of an education what you put into it. If the child and the parent(s) are not willing to do the needful, then it isn’t our responsibility. the taxpayers, to do anymore.

jsklinelga

with everything happening at this present time I cannot let this slide. Ideally

the candidate should be nonwhite. Is that not a racist statement

prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group,

Boomer631B

there will always be a double standard and hypocrisy when it comes to this... just like in Chicago yesterday with the sentencing of the actor who fake a racial hate crime... his punishment should have been the same for someone who actually did a hate crime and yet the first things they talk about regarding him is his race and sexual preference as if that should matter... the budget should be reviewed and taken apart and this idea because of the virus we need more spending is crazy... the amount of money that was provided over the last 2 years on top of what was provided thru the budgets should have been more than enough to have a quality education system. It is all about spending priorities and satisfying the union rather than being accountable to the tax payers and being frugal with our money and at the same time making sure the children of the county get a solid education.

HappySeller2014

I am hoping thr eventual FCPS Superintendent hire is either deep purple, a spring like green or a nice shade of ocean blue.

micky

Educational outcomes are more reflective of the student's socio-economic background not money,not the race of the superintendent, not social justice!! You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink!

jsklinelga

Folks,

I am sorry for being so negative but "Ideally, the superintendent will be nonwhite" is as absurd as many points of your letter. Your beloved science that you seem to enshrine should lead you to the obvious realization:. More money is not the solution.

Blueline

Wait, why not emulate the Baltimore school model? They spend more than Frederick, and produce nothing but the best & brightest academicians.

public-redux

Do they not teach science?

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