From an article posted earlier tonight on the Pittsburg Morning Sun website:
“I appreciate that our kids ask questions and don’t just accept something because somebody told them,” (Superintendent Destry) Brown said. “And that would have been the easy thing to do. So I will always support our kids.
“The unfortunate thing is that internal in our office we were already working on a lot of that and eventually the chickens would have come to roost.
They made it very public, which probably speeded that process. Things may have happened differently but maybe had the same result in the end. It would have been later, rather than earlier. I feel like they did a great job with the research they did. They shared that with me. We took some of that and followed up.”
Hopefully, the staff of the Booster Redux won't be contest to rest on their laurels because there is much more investigative reporting to do.
What steps will be taken to make sure that the hunt for a new principal will yield better results?
If the search that ended up getting Amy Robertson the job despite a record that the students were able to easily tear apart was done the same way as has been done with other openings as the superintendent says, and Robertson's credentials were checked, as he insists, who did the checking and how were so many red flags overlooked?
It wasn't just a problem with a newly-hired high school principal that the students discovered, they appear to have uncovered a more serious problem with how the Pittsburg administration hires its employees.