The Hamilton Southeastern school district fired its superintendent, apparently for being an educator, so someone with a "business" orientation could be hired. Just to show how serious they are, the board president throws out the trendy corporate jargon:
Sturgis on Wednesday said the dismissal had to do with a lack of collaboration between Raimondi and other senior administrators.
"There were questions of team building and breaking down silos," he said. "Whether some things we said were taken out of context or we didn't do a good enough job explaining them, we hope to be more clear. People want to know more of the 'Why?' and more about the timing."
In announcing the change Monday, Sturgis praised Raimondi's educational acumen and background but said the board wanted someone with stronger business skills -- someone with the capacity to head a large, multifaceted organization.
Indeedy. Hard to build those teams if you stay in your silos, especially in a large, multifaceted corporation.
But aren't business skills a rather specialized set best turned over to, say, a finance officer so the superintendent can concentrate on, oh, the education mission?