KC Board Settles on Green at Permanent Chief

They word ‘interim’ is no longer part of Dr. Stephen Green’s title at the head of the Kansas City School District.
TheKansas City School Board gave Green a 2-year contract today valued at $250,000 per year plus potential bonuses. It also provides for two one-year extensions.
Board President Airick West called Green “a great leader”, during a short news conference after the contract meeting Monday.
Green took over as the acting superintendent in September of 2001 after the unexpected resignation of John Covington. Covington’s surprise departure for another job in Michigan jolted the district and the state. The district had just been told it was being stripped of it’s accreditation. The turmoil has led to moves in the state legislature to take over the district. Green is pledging to restore at least provisional accreditation after this month’s round of state exams.
He and West also say they want to grow the district back to the size it was 30 years ago.
At the time, the district was one of the largest in the state with more than 30,000 students enrolled. Now it has about 17,000.
Green and West say they want to restore the city’s trust in a district that has become a problem child for the city and the metro.

2 Responses

  1. How about giving all the teachers a raise!!!

  2. Reblogged this on KC Education Enterprise and commented:
    I wanted to share a report from KMBC TV political reporter Micheal Mahoney.

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