KaliTracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:08 PM
Rosa Blackwell elected Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools
in CLOSED door session. With no public meetings about it at all. One board member walked out because of the way the election was conducted, another voted against, not because of the person, but because of the way the selection was conducted (They saved $100,000 to $200,000 by not having a search)
Granted -- just because she's married to Kenneth, doesn't mean there is anything weird going on -- she's been the temporary superintendent 2 different times, and has been in the school system over 35 years. I'm sure she stands on her own two feet -- I just found it interesting that they said they talked to the public 2 years ago (for the last Superintendent selection), and didn't feel it necessary to go to the public again...
Veteran picked to lead schools
Cincinnati board selects Rosa Blackwell as superintendent
By Denise Smith Amos
Enquirer staff writer
Rosa Blackwell, a longtime local educator and administrator, became the new superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools on Friday.
The school board picked her in a 5-1 vote after a closed-door session.
Her appointment, effective immediately, comes as the school district struggles to recover from financial difficulties, improve its academic record and stem an outflow of students. It also comes as her husband, Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell, former mayor of Cincinnati, prepares to run for governor in 2006.
Rosa Blackwell said Friday that her first priorities will be to reduce the school system's budget and improve its academic performance rating.
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