Tavares, FL Oct. 16, 2016
Even though performance ratings for Lake County Schools DROPPED again, the Lake County School Board recently gave a good evaluation and a bonus to the retiring Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Susan Moxley. It is clear we need a new Superintendent.
What were they smoking? We don't even have open marijuana sales yet but they must have been smoking it.
I agree with today's editorial from the Lake County Daily Commercial, which points out the absurdity of the School Board's evaluations. It is really rare for the Daily Commercial to speak ill of establishment government, but they did it today with the editorial questioning the capabilities of the Lake County School Board when they gave good grades and a bonus to the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Susan Moxley, when just about every performance indicator for the schools dropped. Read the editorial, then ask the current Board members what they were thinking (smoking), and ask candidates what they would do.
What can we do to get better schools in Lake County?
1. Voters need to elect more intelligent Board members who have a sense of urgency and vision for proper management, not "caring" parents, members that skip meetings, "go with the flow" members, administration apologists, and union accolytes. Question the candidates for the two open Board positions and get their positions and solutions on demanding measurable improvement in the School System.
2. The residents and student parents need to monitor the current process to search and find a new School Superintendent since Moxley is retiring next year. Hopefully the new Board will select a better results oriented MANAGER of the Lake County school system, not a another bureaucrat.
3. HEY, how about selecting Rhonda Hunt for Supt. of Schools? She is the Principal who turned around Eustis Heights Elementary and was named the Florida STATE Principal of the Year. She just retired, but knows how to get stuff done. Read about her award here in the Orlando Sentinel, or do a google search on her name. She doesn't waste time thinking or studying, she acts and turned around Eustis Heights in ONE year after doing the same at a previous school. I have met her and she is a leader and action oriented manager, not a bureaucrat. HERE is the LCSD press release on Hunt's award.