The Great Divide - School Director Finalists Score Card

Something stinks in the state of Denmark!

by: Pat Hunter

Last Saturday, the Loudon County Board of Education announced that Wayne Honeycutt had been selected as the new school director to replace School Director Edward Headlee who is retiring on June 30th.

Chairman Bobby Johnson, Jr., was quoted in the Knoxville News Sentinel as saying, "I think the process worked very well for us" referring to the outcome and selection of the new school director. Was the scoring process fair to all the candidates? How could the School Board be so divided with it's scores? The School Board should explain their scoring of candidates, the public has a right to know their reasoning.

But the BOE's decision was not without controversy because of the scoring process. Already each side of the Great Divide was pointing fingers at the other side.  

Wayne Honeycutt received the highest score of all three candidates. Honeycutt is the Superintendent of a very small school system in Illinois, much smaller than Loudon County's school system.

Disappointingly, one applicant received very low scores by some school board members. Although the applicant did not work as a Superintendent, the candidate worked with a much larger school system with about 100,000 students and the applicant's credentials and area of expertise were very impressive. Did the applicant deserve such low scores; I don't think so, but that's just my opinion?    

Currently, TV 3 Community Channel (Charter) is broadcasting the question and answer session of the final three applicants, Wayne Honeycutt, Robert Lovingood and Deborah Raper. Please take the opportunity to see and hear the candidates address the questions and form your own opinion. DVD copies may be obtained by contacting the Loudon County Community Channel TV 3 with a request to James Fella, Station Manger LCTV 3 at 865-986-1005 or by e-mail address: tvfella@bellsouth.net

Click here to view FINAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS -  Scorecard Questions, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.What score would you give the three finalist? Do you think the School Board's interview and scoring process was fair?

How do you grade the School Board's latest performance 1) Poor (2) Fair (3) Average (4) Above Average (5) Exception?

 

SCORECARD prepared by the BOE

  Honeycutt Lovingood

Raper

Moser

Diden
1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd

      Johnson

98 97 96 82 93 98 71  

 

 

77  

 

 

      Klinstiver

69 88 61 72 84 73 61  

 

75  

 

      Harrelson

86 88 90 75 82 81 94  

 

70  

 

      Walker

95 99 94 100 86 19 97  

 

92  

 

      Proaps

65 73 68 77 71 91 69  

 

82  

 

      Bass

71 60 94 67 67 95 65  

 

64  

 

      Paule

78 93 75 62 71 94 61  

 

83  

 

      Marcus

68 77 73 82 57 30 75  

 

56  

 

      Newman

79 97 79 94 82 72 71  

 

73  

 

      Tate

N/A 70 NA

 

97

 

N/A 32 N/A  

 

N/A

      Total

       

709 842 730 808 693 685 664 672

To view individual Tally Sheets of Board Members

click the inside boxes. The chart was prepared by: Pat Hunter

  Honeycutt Lovingood

Raper

 

 
                   

      Johnson

J1   J2   J3          

 

 

      Klinstiver

K1   K2   K3          

 

      Harrelson

H1   H2   H3          

 

      Walker

W1   W2   W3          

 

      Proaps

PR1   PR2   PR3          

 

      Bass

B1   B2   B3          

 

      Paule

P1   P2   P3          

 

      Marcus

M1   M2   M3          

 

      Newman

N1   N2   N3          

 

      Tate

T1   T2   T3        

      Total Overall Score

Honeycutt   Lovingood   Raper        

Scoring

Part 1 - School Board consultant Wayne Qualls explained the scoring system. The first part of the interview included five general questions, which were presented by Mr. Qualls at the April 26 interview meeting. Each candidate was given 3 minutes to answer the questions. Possible total - 25 points. Each School Board member scored the candidates on a Scale of (1) Poor, (2) Fair, (3) Average, (4) Above Average (5) Exception.

Part 2 - The 2nd part of the interview were questions submitted by the School Board. Each School Board member was given an opportunity to ask one question to each candidate. Possible total - 50 points. Each School Board member scored the candidates on a Scale of (1) Poor, (2) Fair, (3) Average, (4) Above Average (5) Exception.

Part 3 - The 3rd part of the interview process, the School Board was allowed to ask the candidates any question if they wished.  Possible total - 25 points.

Tally Pages - scores of each School Board member and candidates.

 

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04-30-08