Principal Selection Meeting Thursday Night

From the Scott School Public Announcement System:

Dear Scott Staff and Families,

You are invited to attend a community meeting about the selection of next school year’s principal. We want to hear your ideas and answer your questions. This school year Gina Roletto is an interim principal. Join us Thursday, December 7th, from 6 to 7 pm at Scott School. The goal of the meeting is to hear about the leadership qualities you would like to see in your principal. We’d also like to hear about your unique school community. We look forward to seeing Scott staff and families, Thursday, December 7th, from 6 to 7 pm for a discussion about hiring next year’s principal. If you can’t attend the meeting, on-line and paper surveys will also be available.

VIETNAMESE: For more information call the Language Line at 503-916-3584.

RUSSIAN: For more information call the Language Line at 503-916-3583.

SOMALI: For more information call the Language Line at 503-916-3586.

Come to voice your opinion on who should help steer Scott School into the 2018-2019 school year.

To PPS Board: Let Us Participate!

PPS Policy 5.60.017P and Administrative Directive 5.60.016-AD require

“meaningful participation in the principal selection process by representatives of the school community…. includ[ing] staff, parents, community members and students”.

These directives state that parents should be meaningfully involved in both the selection criteria written into the job advertisement and the selection of the principal. Yet recent practice reveals that PPS administrators find parental engagement messy and thus ignore it during the hiring process.

So, Scott parents, students, and staff went to the PPS Board on November 18th and asked them to reverse that trend and follow board policy. We asked them for both a great permanent leader AND an exemplary engagement process to identify that person.

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