TVUSD trustees fail community on superintendent succession

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2015
Opinion section
Valley News - Opinion
Jeff Kingsberg Temecula Valley Educators Association At the opening of the March 3 Temecula Valley Unified School board meeting, board President Sandy Hinkson read that the board acted in closed session by a 5-0 vote to accept the resignation of Superintendent Timothy Ritter effective July 31, and to appoint Deputy Superintendent Jodi Mc Clay by a 4-1 vote with member Barbara Brosch dissenting to the same post Aug. 1. Did the governing board act within its means? Yes, in that the superintendent is the only district position which they directly hire and supervise. Did they demonstrate fidelity in seeking and utilizing community and stakeholder feedback in doing so? Absolutely not. The role of TVUSD superintendent is a critical leadership position. The superintendent oversees 28
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