Tuesday, August 26, 2008

COMMENTARY: Is the new SD of L "broom sweeping clean"?

Several months ago, NewsLanc was advised by a knowledgeable observer that the School District of Lancaster had two huge problems: The first was the leadership of its athletic program. The second was the administration of McCaskey East High School.

It is worthy of note that within less than two months of Pedro Rivera assuming the Superintendent of School position, Merv Witmer has been engaged to replace Allen McCloud as interim athletic director and Jay Butterfield has been appointed to succeed Damaso Albino as the new McCaskey East principal. Both McCloud and Albino are returning to teaching math.

Yet to be seen is whether Assistant Superintendent Drue Miles to whom the former athletic director reported remains with the SD of L. Also, is it practical for all principals to report directly to the superintendent? Given Rivera's many other duties, it doesn't seem feasible to us.