February 6, 2012
Langley Board of Education has its work cut out for it.
The situation in Willoughby schools is rapidly approaching a crisis, and at the same time the board is consumed with all the fallout from its decision to get rid of Superintendent Cheryle Beaumont.
As I have commented earlier, the board had every right to change superintendents. However, the challenge right now is that there are many urgent situations that require a firm hand on the tiller, and it is hard for any acting superintendent, no matter how capable, to provide all the help needed.
It’s also important to remember that the school district needs to pay about $10 million or so out of upcoming operating budgets back to the province, as a result of past fiscal mismanagement.
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