I want change instead of warmed-over incumbents, but I can't do it alone.
Paper's story on principal was fair
All this hoopla over the reporting of Cynthia Livingston's appointment to principal and the possible nexus with her relationship with the superintendent
of the school district is silly ("Rosemont is getting a great principal," June 14).
If the paper hadn't reported it, people would be accusing it of ignoring an obvious angle. I for one am glad to know, even though my kids graduated long ago and even if there supposedly wasn't any quid pro quo.
I have no stake in the story, but I am an avid reader of the Glendale News-Press. All these people writing in, who obviously have a biased opinion and/or relationship with Livingston, clearly have no idea what news is.
Applause for principal coverage
As an employee of the Glendale Unified School District, I have witnessed first-hand the control and power Supt. Michael Escalante has had over the local school board during his tenure.
With this power comes perks, such as a hefty pay increase over the last six years. Also with this power comes the responsibility of placing administrators at sites within the district. Many times I have been invited to be a participant on interview panels as administration positions have become vacant. Often it is clear that the decision has already been made, and that the interview is nothing more than a formality.
The Glendale News-Press did a great job reporting the appointment of the new Rosemont Middle School Principal Cynthia Livingston ("Rosemont is getting a great principal," June 14). The article touched upon points that are very pertinent in the placement of administrators here in Glendale Unified.
The fact that Livingston is the girlfriend of the current superintendent is both relevant and worthy of investigation.