The TVUSD board devalues teacher input

Opinion section
Valley News - Opinion
For several months, there has been speculation that Superintendent Timothy Ritter will retire at the end of the current school year. With this in mind, 840 TVUSD teachers signed a letter requesting the school board consider both internal and external candidates to replace Ritter. The request was sensible and reasonable. However, in closed session March 3. The board appointed TVUSD’s assistant superintendent of educational support services, Jodi McClay, as Ritter’s successor, with zero consideration of external candidates and making it clear that teacher input is not valued.The vote was 4-1. Only trustee Barbara Brosch had the wisdom and courage to recognize that the best possible candidate for the most important position in the school district can only be determined by a process th
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