Attorney General smacks Jefferson County Board of Education

– Says secret evaluation of superintendent violated Kentucky law The Kentucky Attorney General’s office has issued an opinion regarding the recent secret evaluations of Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent Shelly Berman, which we commented on earlier here and here. Says the A-G, Berman’s secret evaluation violates Kentucky law. For some compelling reasons why the local…

Expensive hall monitor

The Springfield Sun reports that the Washington County School Board has approved hiring a “School Administration Manager” for the district’s high school at a minimum (could be higher) starting salary of $39,846. Supposedly, this person will free up the school’s principals’ (news article shows plural) time for more important efforts. The new manager’s duties could…

Taxes, tolls or tighter spending?

I get the creeps each time I am forced to drive across the aging Interstate75/71 Brent Spence Bridge connecting Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. The problem is, replacing a bridge of that magnitude – estimated cost: $3 billion – is among the costliest of transportation projects. It’s going to cost up to $3 billion to replace…