Board wants Monifa to step down

Anonymous
Did the BOE get wind of the 2nd OIG investigation? Do we know the ETA on that?

But Even if they didn’t - there have been too many missteps, miscommunications, flat out refusals to listen to teachers’ concerns, too many wrong policies, and wrong decisions that have inflated central office budgets at the expense of our children’s education.

Hopefully the next super is a lot better! Goodness…..
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:“ “The Board has never written, documented, or communicated any concern about my performance, and through the evaluation process has consistently affirmed that I have met expectations,” McKnight said in the statement. “For these reasons, I’m concerned that its actions are based on something other than my performance, which would constitute a violation of my contract.””

Is she alleging racism? Sexism? Other bias?


I don't blame her for pushing them to outline why they want her to step down. Let her know where she has failed and what they want her to do to improve it. We've had a revolving door of superintendents. Maybe they aren't the problem, maybe the school board is the problem? Or maybe NOBODY can solve the problems since we are stuck with large class sizes and large numbers of poor/ESL/special needs.
Anonymous
where is that thread that was on MCPs forum titled Predictions of next Superintendent? Took it down, huh? And here we are two days later talking about it.
Anonymous
“something other than my performance” ….well let’s see — your top lieutenants are implicated in scandal and either you knew nothing (total idiot) or you’re guilty too. That IS your performance. Either way, you need to go!
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:She should have resigned after the Beidleman scandal


That would imply some level of self-awareness. Instead she is pretending she has no idea why they want her to step down.
Anonymous
Too many scandals with hiring and some valued admin leaving.
Very aloof about programs in MCPS that she should know much more about. (Gave me the impression she is more focused on state boards or something rather than her current role.)
Vote of no confidence during the pandemic from teachers.
Recently we learned MCPS is 50 million in the hole so there is now a freeze on all new spending even for things like paper, Chromebook, chargers etc.
Has a rep for circling the wagons with only like minded thinkers at a high level.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:“ “The Board has never written, documented, or communicated any concern about my performance, and through the evaluation process has consistently affirmed that I have met expectations,” McKnight said in the statement. “For these reasons, I’m concerned that its actions are based on something other than my performance, which would constitute a violation of my contract.””

Is she alleging racism? Sexism? Other bias?


I don't blame her for pushing them to outline why they want her to step down. Let her know where she has failed and what they want her to do to improve it. We've had a revolving door of superintendents. Maybe they aren't the problem, maybe the school board is the problem? Or maybe NOBODY can solve the problems since we are stuck with large class sizes and large numbers of poor/ESL/special needs.


So you want to get rid of anyone with a SN child, ESOL or lower income than you?

They need to cut out the wasteful spending but that's not going to happen when it's going to the boards friends and family.
Anonymous
It doesn’t imply discrimination but it does imply a PR move on the BOEs part, and frankly if it’s that she is correct. If they have supported all her plans and have not given her an evaluation that reflects low performance then she doesn’t have to step aside without cause or her own desire to do so.

If they want her gone then either go through the correct process to fire her or don’t renew her contract when it comes up.
Anonymous
When is her contract up for renewal?
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Look, if this is Step One in the BoE beginning to actually exercise their oversight function, then I welcome them to the party. Better late than never.


My thoughts exactly. I welcome the Board doing its job; better late than never.
Anonymous
BOE's fault. They wait this long to finally stop being yes-women. Monifa will get a nice golden parachute, or she'll sue for wrongful termination. The board never gave her previous warnings about her incompetence will be her defense.

And it'll cost us taxpayers...
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:BOE's fault. They wait this long to finally stop being yes-women. Monifa will get a nice golden parachute, or she'll sue for wrongful termination. The board never gave her previous warnings about her incompetence will be her defense.

And it'll cost us taxpayers...


The only way they are getting rid of her is a good pay off or wait till her contract is up. The board is equally to blame, if not more as they approve all of this.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:“ “The Board has never written, documented, or communicated any concern about my performance, and through the evaluation process has consistently affirmed that I have met expectations,” McKnight said in the statement. “For these reasons, I’m concerned that its actions are based on something other than my performance, which would constitute a violation of my contract.””

Is she alleging racism? Sexism? Other bias?


I would guess disability/medical based on her recent leave of absence. I have no inside knowledge though.


Does anyone know if she actually had a medical issue? Because it seems common for leaders about to be fired to suddenly have an unplanned “leave of absence” due to medical issues.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:where is that thread that was on MCPs forum titled Predictions of next Superintendent? Took it down, huh? And here we are two days later talking about it.


Yes, where did it go?
MCPS controls this forum once again.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:“ “The Board has never written, documented, or communicated any concern about my performance, and through the evaluation process has consistently affirmed that I have met expectations,” McKnight said in the statement. “For these reasons, I’m concerned that its actions are based on something other than my performance, which would constitute a violation of my contract.””

Is she alleging racism? Sexism? Other bias?


I would guess disability/medical based on her recent leave of absence. I have no inside knowledge though.


Does anyone know if she actually had a medical issue? Because it seems common for leaders about to be fired to suddenly have an unplanned “leave of absence” due to medical issues.


Does it really matter?
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