St. Paul Schools Streamlining Administration

Daarel Burnette II:

Under the new plan, a chief of staff, chief business officer for the division of finance and operations, a chief of schools, a chief academic officer and a chief of accountability will all report to the superintendent.
The district will bring back the chief of schools position, whose responsibility will include working with principals, evaluating schools and organizing professional development for teachers.
“That’s an enhancement to support implementation of our Strong Schools, Strong Communities vision plan” that realigns school boundaries, Kelly said.
The former secondary schools assistant superintendent position will split into a high school and a middle school assistant superintendent positions.
That will allow for the middle school superintendent to focus on the district’s transition of sixth-graders moving from elementary into middle schools.
“We’re making a major switch by moving our sixth grade into middle school grades,” Kelly said. “We need a lot of leadership and focus to make sure that’s done correctly. We want that to be a seamless transition for our students and staff.”