Last night, the Christina School District Board of Education voted 4-3 to hire former Red Clay Superintendent Robert Andrzejewski become the Interim Superintendent. Last month, Superintendent Freeman Williams left on a leave of absence. Apparently, allegations are already making the rounds on social media that this was just one board member’s pick. No interview was held by anyone in the district and a motion was made to vote on Andrzejewski. Another board member introduced an amendment to this and was pushed to the side.
Unbelievable outcome at the Christina School Board business meeting tonight. A “board of 1” railroaded through her choice for acting superintendent. This person who will be “hired” has not been interviewed by anyone in the district. Major violations of board policy and state code took place. Public action needs to be taken! This board member is on a power trip that has to stop. She also has a hand picked candidate for the deputy superintendent position that she plans to railroad into place just as she did the acting superintendent tonight. She showed blatant disregard for proper procedure tonight, as did two other board members, no make that three others, when they refused to address another member’s amendment to the motion to vote this person into office. This board, as a whole, is out of control!
While I was not in attendance at this board meeting, it is obvious board members John Young and Elizabeth Campbell Paige, based on their social media comments, were not yes votes for this pick. The agenda for this business meeting of the Board stated the following:
September 4, 2015
Wendy Lapham, Public Information Officer, Christina School District, 302-552-2610
Christina Board Votes to Appoint Dr. Robert J. Andrzejewski as Acting Superintendent
Wilmington, DE — The Christina Board of Education voted on September 3 to extend an offer to serve as Acting Superintendent to Dr. Robert J. Andrzejewski.
Andrzejewski has served since 2009 as the president and chief executive officer of Innovative Educational Associates, and has worked with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce to redesign its Superstars in Education Program. He served from 2010-2014 as the executive director of the Delaware Mentoring Council. His experience as a public school superintendent includes serving as superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District from 1997-2009. He also served in the Red Clay Consolidated School District as assistant superintendent for administrative services, as a principal of Conrad Middle School and Shortlidge Elementary School, and as an assistant principal of Dickinson High School and Conrad Middle School.
Dr. Andrzejewski holds a doctorate degree in educational leadership, a master’s degree in special education, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, all from the University of Delaware.
The next meeting of the Christina Board of Education will be on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School.
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Wendy Lapham, Public Information Officer
Christina School District
600 N. Lombard St.
Wilmington, DE 19801