Something has been on our minds for a while, so it’s time for a flashback, courtesy WDRB’s Toni Konz:
2) An item that had been on the agenda that would have asked the board to revert the district’s staffing standards for middle school assistant principals and counselors to fiscal year 2010-11 standards was pulled Thursday afternoon.
In the 2011-12 school year, JCPS added funding for 25.5 assistant principal and 1.6 counselor positions at middle schools. In the recommendation that initially appeared on the agenda, officials said eliminating those positions could save the district approximately $2.6 million.
However, Hargens said that was put onto the agenda in error.
“We are looking at every dollar we spend in JCPS,” she said. “We have to tie everything back into how it impacts our students. Somehow during our discussion, the assistant principal item made it onto the agena. It was a mistake.”
Hargens said she is not recommending the elimination of 25 middle school assistant principals.
JCPS sources tell us that Hargens came up with that after getting caught attempting to sneak through the termination of 25 assistant principals.
But the local school board, comprised of a couple of Hargens’ friends, refuse to hold her accountable.
Several principals tell us they’re outraged and can’t reveal what they know for fear of retaliation and losing their jobs.
It’s tough not to believe where they’re coming from. Because Hargens is the same person who froze salaries a couple years ago, only telling everyone about it on a Friday evening after the close of business.