Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Well, anyway it was dark on Monday night when CCSD Superintendent McGinley pulled the wool over the public's eyes--and the Post and Courier compounded her subterfuge by spiking the story.
At last Monday's Board of Trustees meeting, not only was a contract extension for Bill Lewis labeled on the public agenda as a "personnel matter," but the contract itself was not available to trustees in their executive session. The packets provided to Board members simply mentioned a "contractual matter." Any discussion of Lewis's job performance or erratic behavior with the public was also shut down, even in the executive session, nor did McGinley produce a performance evaluation.
I guess we know who wears the pants in this family.
I could have sworn that McGinley worked for the Board and not vice versa.
Lewis, who is in charge of the District's 2011-2016 building program, was granted a contract extension until July of 2016. What was the rush? His present contract does not expire until July of this year, nearly six months from now. At $164,000 per year and an all-expenses-paid car, he is the second-highest paid official in CCSD. Thanks to the contract extension, he will also receive any pay raises that are given to teachers in coming years.
It all fits the pattern of lack of transparency in the district. It makes some wonder what Lewis, who isn't even qualified as a P.E. in the State of South Carolina, holds over McGinley.