Not even a full month after Hayward teachers and the district negotiated salary increases, the teachers union threw a jab at Superintedent Dale Vigil, releasing a “No Confidence” vote to the district chief on Tuesday.
So much for a healing process that was anticipated by the community.
The “No Confidence” vote was spurred by a 10-day strike and 83 grievances filed by educators during Vigil’s tenure, which began in July 2005, according to the Hayward Education Association.
It’s obvious what the union thinks of Vigil. They are demanding trustees to not renew his contract when it expires next year.
School board President Grant Peterson has publicly said Vigil has done a good job.
But what about the community?
The superintendent is scheduled to be evaluated by the board soon.
What are your thoughts on how the district’s top dog has performed during his nearly two years in Hayward? Where does Vigil rank among past superintendents such as Joan Kowal and Marlin Foxworth?
Keep in mind comments may be used for a future story.
Here is HEA’s resolution:
Hayward Education Association
Faculty Representative Assembly
Resolution Expressing “NO CONFIDENCE” in Superintendent Dale Vigil
WHEREAS, Superintendent Dale Vigil has created conditions requiring members to file a record number of grievances, 83 thus far; and
WHEREAS, Superintendent Dale Vigil does not resolve grievances, and his failed leadership has resulted in costly arbitrations; and
WHEREAS, Superintendent Dale Vigil’s management style resulted in Hayward Educators striking for ten days before an agreement could be reached; and
WHEREAS, Superintendent Dale Vigil’s management style has resulted in morale among employees being at an all-time low; and
WHEREAS, Superintendent Dale Vigil’s management style has adversely affected relations between the community and the District; and
WHEREAS, Superintendent Dale Vigil has failed to garner community support in order to pass a facilities bond yet continues to close schools and change boundaries beyond what is necessary; and
WHEREAS, Superintendent Dale Vigil has spent over two million dollars in administrative salaries at the District level producing little or no educational benefit for our students; and
WHEREAS, Superintendent Dale Vigil has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on consultants and management attorneys who have provided little positive impact on our students;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Hayward Education Association Faculty Representative Assembly expresses a vote of “NO CONFIDENCE” in Superintendent Dale Vigil and urges the Board of Education to not extend his contract beyond June 30, 2008.
AND FURTHER, in the event that Superintendent Dale Vigil resigns from the Hayward Unified School District prior to June 2008, that the Board of Education accepts his unconditional resignation immediately.
May 14, 2007