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Make the School Superintendent Position an Elected One

Petition published by PBCSD on Oct 10, 2009
10 Signatures 
Target: Residents of Palm Beach County

Petition Background (Preamble):

For the time being the school superintendent is an appointed position, meaning that any person who is smooth enough to ingratiate himself or herself with the school board, regardless of their prior track record, can find themselves in charge of one of the largest school districts in Florida.

They have the power to give themselves and other school board members raises and appropriate public funds based on unilateral decisions that greatly influence the quality of education our children receive.

It is a position of substantial power and prestige; therefore, the decision to hire that individual should not rest in the hands of a small minority who for the most part have either been out of the teaching profession (in a classroom) for too long, have never even been a teacher in a classroom, or have no children attending public schools in Palm Beach County.

The power to hire the superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District should rest in the hands of the residents of Palm Beach County. The education of our children depends on it.

Petition:

For the time being the school superintendent is an appointed position, meaning that any person who is smooth enough to ingratiate himself or herself with the school board, regardless of their prior track record, can find themselves in charge of one of the largest school districts in Florida.

They have the power to give themselves and other school board members raises and appropriate public funds based on unilateral decisions that greatly influence the quality of education our children receive. It is a position of substantial power and prestige; therefore, the decision to hire that individual should not rest in the hands of a small minority who for the most part have either been out of the teaching profession (in a classroom) for too long, have never even been a teacher in a classroom, or have no children attending public schools in Palm Beach County.

The power to hire the superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District should rest in the hands of the residents of Palm Beach County. The education of our children depends on it.

We, the undersigned, call on the school district of Palm Beach County to make the position of school superintendent an elected one.

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