But we don’t know why yet.
Malgieri and her new boss, Bolgen Vargas have to answer why she was brought to the district and what she will be tasked with doing.
Malgieri has long been interested in the district, even considering attending the Broad Superintendent’s Academy while Duffy was angling for mayoral control. She has studied the district as the head of Center for Governmental Research and most recently was in charge of Hillside Work Scholarship.
Vargas announced she would be his new Chief of Staff and then departed for vacation. School board members were stunned. They don’t see a woman who has been critical of the district in the past as an ally.
I have a hunch about what Malgieri will be doing. It won’t have anything to do with instruction, as she’s not certified. I can see her taking on consolidation of city and district services. I can see her advancing a plan for closing schools. I can also see her working with charter schools struggling to find space. Malgieri is a policy and process person who will likely overhaul some district operations.
Vargas and Malgieri will have to discuss the plan, which they are expected to do when he comes back. I’m sure there’s a plan or she wouldn’t have taken the job.
Links of the Day:
– “They wrote checks with their mouths that their rear ends may not be able to cash.” The West Brighton Fire Department debate is unreal.
– Take a sneak peek inside Trader Joe’s in Albany, set to open Friday. Rochester’s is opening this fall.
– This is nauseating. GE is paying a retired executive $89,000 a month to keep him from getting a job at a competitor.
– Sweden’s paternity leave policy paves the road for more gender equality in the workplace.