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Bloomfield double dribbles on filling AD jobPosted Thursday, August 30, 2007, at 11:09 PM
Bloomfield School Board what are you thinking?
How can your administrator tell a man he's got the athletic director's job and then he decides to withdraw his recommendation before Thursday night's board meeting got into full steam?
The vote to table the matter was 5-2. Board members Bob Kirk and Doug Frye dissented and said they wanted to go ahead and consider the matter as advertised on the agenda.
The board's majority action begs many questions.
Who works for who in the Bloomfield School District?
I always thought the superintendent worked for the school board.
Why not put it to a vote and let the community know the real position of the individual board members?
Why did the board swing on this hire as the superintendent said in his comments during the meeting.
It's obvious there were some behind-the-scenes discussions.
Board member Doug Frye stressed, "I'd like to know what happened...we sat here ...coming up with the one we we're gonna hire and then get a call it's not on the agenda...the candidate was talked to and he was told he had the job. Now he doesn't."
The finalist candidate for the job -- Rick Hudson -- deserves better. He's more than qualified, experienced as a coach and business owner/manager. Above all -- he's a local guy who bleeds Cardinal Red.
He was told by the superintendent that the job was his. One detail was omitted. The school board hadn't voted yet.
The man even had his family at Thursday night's meeting to share in the occasion of receiving the new job.
They all surely left confused and disappointed.
What kind of unprofessional mess is that?
Rick handled it all with a lot of class and even was able to generate some of his characteristic 'good humor' in some comments to the board to try and soften the blow.
It sure will be interesting to see and hear all the 'whys' and 'hows' of this debacle.
Stay tuned for the rest of the story and see how all this plays out.
For now, the whistle has blown -- no decision has been made -- and it looks like a simple case of a double dribble mess.
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