MNPS Poised for Central-Office Shakeup

Metro Schools will unveil a reorganization of its central office Wednesday. The shakeup comes as a new report says the district’s efforts need to be more coherent, while clarifying who’s accountable to whom.

The Annenberg Institute on School Reform says (PDF) people have grown more confident in Metro Schools in recent years, and come to expect more. But the district also struggles for a clear vision of everything it’s trying to do.

For example, schools get different directions from central-office leaders who don’t always seem to be coordinating together. It makes it hard for principals to tell what’s most important, or what to do first.

Metro has said to expect some central office jobs to go away, while others get different bosses.

Meanwhile the Metro Council’s Education Committee just sent a letter (PDF) to Metro saying it hopes the change-up follows the recommendations (link) of its consultant, Tribal Group, searches nationally for new senior administrators, and ultimately boosts ACT scores.

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