Thursday, December 20, 2007

What Next for District?

Whose feet will be treading these steps after winter break? The sense of tentative calm that built up while the post-6/11 team of Carter, Donow and Rusak toiled here is dissipating. Once they have left the building, will there be a team of equal competence and professionalism? Certainly, Gary Ottmann's return as business administrator/board secretary will be most welcome. It may well be that the increasing state and county focus on Plainfield will help the district strengthen its leadership team.
Meanwhile, people are compiling lists of the many chief school administrators who have passed through these portals. The only constant is change, somebody once said, but the Plainfield school district has had more than its fair share. It is regrettable that the post-6/11 team had to cut short its tenure. Maybe Department of Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy will offer some good advice tonight when she speaks on the future direction of the district. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. in the Plainfield High School library.
--Bernice Paglia


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