Hampton City School : A Period Of Transition Essay

1217 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Hampton City Schools is currently in a period of transition. On July 1, 2015 a new superintendent took over the helm of the thirty-three schools district. After six years of leadership under Linda Shiflette the new superintendent has work to do. Dr. Shiflette was a member of Hampton City Schools working in various capacities. Dr. Smith, current superintendent, is new to the district and has stated that he will take the first ninety-days in this new position to “look, listen, and learn”. Dr. Smith released an outline of the “Look , Listen, Learn Tour”. (Hampton City Schools [HCS], 2015)
Dr. Smith acknowledges that there is work that needs to be completed for Hampton to return to its previous successful status. The lack of funding is a point of major concern for Dr. Smith. It is his goal to increase funding which will better equip the district in aligning its resources with state requirements. HCS will allocate all resources on teaching and learning which is the division’s focus. HCS will create a curriculum for every grade, which are conducted within state guidelines.
HCS employee morale is at an all-time low. Teachers received a three percent raise during the 2015-2016 school year, however prior to this raise, teachers had not received a pay increase in over four years. Although teachers had not received a raise, healthcare had increased which essentially resulted in a decrease in take home pay for many students. Teacher morale is currently low due to the lack of…

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