Sunday, March 3, 2013

IISD #26: Swan Cheeping

IISD Admin Lunchroom Chatter #26

Nosher #1:  Once again, our board president has wandered off to the edge of diminished reality.  Maybe salon chemicals have finally caused a few brain synapses to melt.  Her flimsy attempt at a ‘swan song’ for why she is not running for re-election was filled with multiple sour notes and rancorous stanzas about fellow board members.  Not a real class act or performance for someone who sits in a community leadership position! (See link below for DMN article.)

Nosher #2:  I know what you mean.  Also, she has never gotten over the last two school board elections.  And she attempts to fault others for actions even she has instigated during her tenure on the board.  Her latest unfathomable act is to have an item placed on Monday’s agenda (03-04-13) to EXTEND the super’s contract another year.  Other than the super, who did she discuss this with prior to putting it on the board agenda?  

Nosher #1:  Who knows.  Probably no one!  Besides, the super’s contract is already effective until 2016.  What inane reason -- other than her attempting to score some ‘going away’ points -- would Huffstetler have to extend his contract to 2017?  Is she that pleased with the recent dismal STAAR test results and wants to reward someone for this travesty?  

Nosher #2:  If the other board members agree with her on this agenda item, then the tax paying public is going to be riled.  It is even possibly that approving this contract extension could place tax payers on the hook for a future humongous ‘golden parachute’ event.  It would really be helpful if some Irving businessmen would come forward and advised the board during the meeting that the action to extend the super’s contract creates more of a potential financial liability than it does in creating a positive effect for the district.

Nosher #1:  Well, no need to try to convince Huffstetler.  Her mind is as closed as a toddlers throwing a political temper tantrum.  To think that she talks about others wanting to ‘destroy’ the district.  Does she realize that it will take a goodly number of years to restore the district to the standing it had before she arrived on the scene?

DMN Link: Huffstetler Scripted ‘Swan Song’

A note from counsel: These “candid” lunchroom conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles.  Mark Holbrook