Delay the School Transfers of Our Middle and Elementary School Vice Principals

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FPS administration recently reassigned all middle school vice principals and most of the elementary vice principals to new schools next year without giving them or their direct supervisors (their principals) any input or prior notice.  The stated reason is to train our vice principals in another environment so that they can learn new skills that will help them become a principal.  The overall idea has merit, but we are concerned with the far reaching implications of a decision carried out in this manner and without a concrete plan in place before the moves were made, especially given the huge changes our children and our teachers have suffered over the last few years (grade transitions at all the schools, 5 years of construction at the new high school, etc.).

As parents, retaining and treating our school teachers and staff with respect should always be at the top of our concerns for a quality education for our children, just as with any healthy organization.

You can read more information regarding the concerns and the possible implications of this decision by reading the letter below.

Our community requests the valued input of our new Superintendent, Dr. Matthew Wendt, who takes office in 40 days, in counsel with the current building leadership teams before these employment changes are made. Sign this petition today asking the Fayetteville School Board and Dr. Hewitt to hold these employment shifts until Dr. Wendt in collaboration with school administrators have ample time to meet and develop a plan.

 Further reading and information:

Framing Our Future website

The Wallace Foundation: The Making of A Principal: Five Lessons in Leadership Training

Kotter's 8 Step Change Model

Fayetteville School Board 

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