I agree with the NAACP’s disappointment regarding the recent principal selection process and lack of minority educators in Danville schools.
As a parent representative on the Danville High School SBDM council, I participated in the hiring process, and I asked Superintendent Coleman repeatedly if we were adhering to KRS 160.380(2)(d) as it relates to recruiting minorities. The superintendent must report annually the district’s recruitment process and the activities used to increase the percentage of minority teachers. She said she had done so but offered no evidence to that end.
The district’s recruiting efforts, or lack thereof, are further evident in its Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Plan, which outlines goals for hiring minorities and a plan for recruiting. Each job posting must reflect the number of minorities interviewed and hired. Those goals were not met for the last two years, and the plan for 2011-2012 has not been submitted.