What do you get when you hire an individual, three years removed from being a vice principal, as superintendent? A mess.
What the Jeff Christian fiasco has highlighted is the Davis school board’s unfortunate decision last year to not post the vacated superintendent position to outside, more qualified candidates, electing to appoint a rookie high school principal into the top seat.
The board decision to hire an employee with no district office experience is unprecedented. Winfred Roberson’s comments regarding dismissal of Davis High School varsity girls basketball coach Jeff Christian displayed his inexperience in the position and provided “cause” for Christian’s dismissal. Because of his comments, the district is obligated to follow a due process it has sidestepped. You can bet it will cost the Davis taxpayers dearly should Christian pursue legal action.
I support our schools and our kids 100 percent but I know I am not the only citizen that believes this school board and superintendent are taking the good will of the Davis people for granted.