TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY SCHOOL BOARD EXODUS!!! KYLEEN CARROLL CALLS IT QUITS!!!
They kept this one out of the news but THE MOST AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS know the score and want to share the info.
To wit . . .
KYLEEN CARROLL CALLS IT QUITS AND RIGHT NOW THERE SEEMS TO BE A SCHOOL BOARD EXODUS!!!
Kyleen Carroll's term doesn't expire until 2014 and she doesn't have one of those fancy titles like Sergent-At-Arms. Still, this white lady giving up on the School Board VERY EARLY is rather significant.
Check the presser that was kept out of mainstream media for the most part with maybe only a cursory mention . . .
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI- Kansas Citians, I am excited to be able to pursue a leadership opportunity to further my professional career, however my new endeavors will take me outside of Kansas City, and as such I am resigning today from the elected At-Large seat on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Public Schools.
It was nearly four years ago when I shared with you my experiences of teaching middle school students in Kansas City Public Schools and our opportunity to unleash their limitless potential. In 2010 you stood with me and we decided that Our Children Deserved Better. Because you have continued to stand with me and Kansas City Public Schools I can say with confidence that when my students graduated from high school this last spring to go onto college they experienced:
• Safer learning environments
• Updated Curriculum based on higher standards of achievement
• Updated schools
• Financially sound school district for 3 years with clean audits
• Teaching and learning on the path to full accreditation
• Strong, talented, and focused district leadership & staff
• A dedicated school board team committed to continuous improvement
Although I will miss serving Kansas City students and families, I am excited about our students’ continuous growth, their new access to state of the art learning with laptops for every kid, and meaningful full accreditation just around the corner.
I am proud of the excellent leadership and hard work of Superintendent Dr. Green, district leadership and staff as evidenced by outcomes. I am thankful to share a deep camaraderie with my school board team and I will miss their thought leadership, but I am confident in their dedication and teamwork abilities to take the school district to the next level.
Kansas City will always hold a place in my heart where ever I go and the faces of my students will be a continued source of inspiration on my journey to take the fight to a higher level. A special thank you to my family, friends, and colleagues that made my service possible and continue to inspire me.
So much for their "big push for accreditation" . . . It'll be hard to convince Missouri to reinstate accreditation after decades if the members are bailing out.
Again, what this means is that talk of so-called "progress" isn't really all that convincing given that the School Board is bailing out.
Developing . . .