Posted by Old on 10/4/2020, 2:53 pm, in reply to "Unreasonable?"
In a small school (1a,2a,3a)the superintendent makes these decisions, or is supposed to. Unfortunately, in a small school the politically most powerful person may be the long time cheer coach, or volleyball coach, or something like that, not the superintendent. These are things to figure out before you take the job, but you ar already there, and as you mentioned, this is your first job so you live and learn. If the superintendent refuses to give organization to the district, then there is nothing you can do because that means either the superintendent is to weak of a personality to lead, or doesnt have the political clout in the district/community to lead, and more than likely with you being new you dont have the ploitical clout to win this I had a situation like this where the superintendent refused to get involved, and given we shared kids with athletics, I had very few options. My answer was to simplify the shows / drills to what could be taught during the summer and classtime, and did all region etude clinics on Tuesday from 4 - 6pm with the kids that showed. Over time, the parents eventually pushed the issue and things changed, but that took about four to five years and a change of superintendents. |