Wow, that didn’t take long:
Granted, it is only 10:08 am and the news release is slated for 2:pm. But we all know what they are going to say. This is quite shocking. Dr. Wiegand went from not submitting her application to submitting it after the deadline and flip-flopping on her decision to this. As my head is spinning, I am trying to gather my thoughts about this whole “transparency” thing. School Exec Connect said the BOE was being very transparent initially. But there are some gaping black holes, especially surrounding Dr. Wiegand’s application.
Please note that I am not saying that Dr. Wiegand is a bad choice – in fact, I would say she is the best choice out of the 4 we have (had). I just don’t like the circumstances around this whole thing.
- WCIA is the
onlyfirst online location I could find that got the real-time scoop: http://illinoishomepage.net/fulltext/?nxd_id=322227
- And now the NG: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2011-12-21/champaign-school-board-chooses-wiegand-next-superintendent.html
- Finally up on the Unit 4 website: http://www.champaignschools.org/superintendent-named.html