Superintendent Responds to Show of Solidarity for McGrath
Kirkwood School District Superintendent Tom Williams gave the following statement when asked to respond to concerns raised by students and parents during Monday night's meeting of the Kirkwood School Board.
Kirkwood Patch asked to speak with Kirkwood School District Superintendent Tom Williams about concerns raised by students and parents regarding the resignation of Kirkwood High School Assistant Principal Cathy McGrath, during Monday night's meeting of the Kirkwood School Board.
Williams provided the following statement in response to the request:
The Kirkwood School District Administration and the Board of Education were proud of our senior students for advocating for their grade-level principal in an organized and respectful manner at Monday night's board meeting. District administrators will respond in writing to questions presented by students and parents. The superintendent also encourages any parent or student to contact his office if additional dialogue is needed.
Privacy laws prohibit employers from providing details on any specific personnel matter. The District has policies and procedures in place to ensure a thorough review process is followed in every personnel situation. There are specific policies related to administrators. For example, non-renewed administrators who have earned tenure as a teacher are offered a teaching position. Specific guidelines are followed for all certificated tenured and non-tenured employees.