Administrators are employees of the district. The school board is the employer of the top administrator and is elected to oversee the operations of our school district. If we were supposed to blindly trust every administrator, there would be no role for a school board.
Administrators are human. Humans make mistakes. Our school board is made up of lay people, typically. They depend on the administrative team to lead them in the right direction, make the right recommendations, but in the end, it is the school board that is responsible for what happens in the school district. They absolutely need an administrative team they can trust. The debacle with the 1.2 million dollars and the boiler project
is an example of trusted administrators
making mistakes. To make a mistake is human, but to attempt to cover it up or blame others is not honest. When the administrators make mistakes, the board needs to address and correct the mistakes and not allow for blame or excuses.
We are being asked to blindly trust our administrators with this referendum. The details have not been worked out. It has been described as a "fluid plan". The school board has had little involvement in the many important decisions, and the public has had even less. There were mistakes made in this referendum. 70 million dollars (82 million with interest) is a lot of money to trust to anyone. It is important that we all stay informed and involved. Our administrators are not flawless. Ask questions, don't accept excuses, and remember that we are all human and we all make mistakes....even administrators.