1991 - EG Sanders vs. Janet Cruse

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1991 - EG Sanders vs. Janet Cruse - I School-chief School-chief School-chief hiring...
I School-chief School-chief School-chief hiring process riles 2 districts By MICHAEL JENNINGS Staff Writer FRANKFORT, Ky. A new process process intended to give the public a say in the hiring of school superintendents superintendents threw off political sparks in two Central Kentucky school districts. districts. In LaRue County, a school counselor counselor who was on a panel that screened candidates for superintendent superintendent has accused the outgoing superintendent superintendent of intimidation and the school board chairman of unduly limiting the scope of the panel's work. The former superintendent, E. G. Sanders, denied he had tried to intimidate intimidate Magnolia Elementary School counselor Janet Cruse, who testified last week before a legisla tive panel on school improvement. And LaRue County school board Chairman James B. Phelps Sr. said the screening was done properly. In Franklin County, school board member L. Kendrick Scott has voiced a different complaint. A screening committee tried, with some success, to dominate the search for a new superintendent, Scott said. The Franklin County screening panel, which received 65 applications applications by March 1, refused to identify any applicants until it recommended recommended three candidates for the superin tendent s job in May, said Scott. That let Franklin County High School guidance counselor Sharon Hadley, chairwoman of the screening screening panel, "pretty much lock the board into the committee's recommendation," recommendation," Scott said. Hadley, who also testified before the legislative panel, said school boards should indeed be required to hire superintendents from the short lists of candidates submitted by their screening committees. Her committee recommended three candidates, all from other states. The board hired Paul Rice, formerly a superintendent in New Hampshire. The Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, which drastically changes the state's school-governance school-governance school-governance school-governance system, leaves the power to hire superintendents in the hands of school boards. But first the boards must receive non-binding non-binding non-binding recommendations recommendations from screening panels. Each screening panel consists of two teachers, a school board member, member, a principal and a parent. Penney Sanders, head of the legislature's legislature's Education Accountability Office, said the screening process appears to have worked well in most of the 15 school districts that have tried to hire superintendents since the law took effect last July. But Cruse said that wasn't the case in LaRue County. She said E. G. Sanders called her brother, LaRue County Judge-Exec Judge-Exec Judge-Exec utive Tommy Turner, and told him "that he needed to keep his sisters quiet." Cruse and Jane Williams had criticized the screening process. Williams is president of Magnolia Elementary's Parent-Teacher Parent-Teacher Parent-Teacher Organization. Organization. "That's a damn lie," E. G. Sanders Sanders said. Turner declined to comment. comment. Cruse said that Phelps appointed himself chairman of the screening panel and attempted to squelch public involvement in the search, which ended with the promotion of the assistant superintendent, Roger L. Truitt, to superintendent. Cruse complained that the panel was unable to interview any of the eight candidates before recommending recommending three to the board. 50-70 50-70 50-70 Off Frames Save 50-70 50-70 50-70 off regular price of all frames when you buy a complete pair of prescription glasses. No other discounts apply. Ask optician for complete details. Hurry in for best selection. Offer expires August 3, 1991. Buy a Pair of B&L Contact Lenses from our Criterion Ultra Collection, Get a Clear Spare Pair FREE! Ask for full details and receive a FREE... OPTI-FREE OPTI-FREE OPTI-FREE System Kit from Alcon MOST VISION CARE AND INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED 6 MMHfcwi iimi HMwiMM mmmmm j Where fashion comes to life Mall St. Matthews 897-3161 897-3161 897-3161 Jefferson Mall 968-3381 968-3381 968-3381 Clarksville: Greentree Mall 282-0401 282-0401 282-0401

Clipped from The Courier-Journal18 Jul 1991, ThuMETRO EDITIONPage 11

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)18 Jul 1991, ThuMETRO EDITIONPage 11
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