Some re­search on County Su­per­in­ten­dent can­di­dates

Porterville Recorder - - OPINION -

Ed­i­tor, To the vot­ers of Tu­lare County: I had the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend a can­di­date’s night a lit­tle over a week ago. One of the races fea­tured was for Tu­lare County’s Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools. Here are some of the things I noted:

t Class­room teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence: Tim Hire, four years at the sec­ondary level. His op­po­nent, two years at con­tin­u­a­tion level (although peo­ple have told me they can’t find ev­i­dence of a cre­den­tial with the state of Cal­i­for­nia.

t Years as Su­per­in­ten­dent: Tim Hire, 12 years, with many of those years as Su­per­in­ten­dent of El­e­men­tary Dis­trict as well as High School Dis­trict si­mul­ta­ne­ously prior to uni­fi­ca­tion. His op­po­nent has six years, the last three be­ing at the Tu­lare County Of­fice of Ed­u­ca­tion.

t Dis­tricts served: Tim Hire has worked in two of the small to medium-sized school dis­tricts, which make up nearly 2/3 of Tu­lare County Schools. His op­po­nent has worked only in the largest dis­trict in the County

An­other thing I no­ticed was that Time Hire’s op­po­nent con­tin­u­ally refers to him­self as THE Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools for Tu­lare County, when there are ac­tu­ally five Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dents that serve at TCOE.

Tim Hire is en­ter­ing the fi­nal third of his ed­u­ca­tional ca­reer at the age of 50; his op­po­nent? I’ll let you re­search that for your­self.

Fi­nally, I’ve no­ticed that in many ads, Tim Hire’s op­po­nent says it is not the time for on-the-job train­ing. I agree! And that is why I have done the re­search that I have done to see that Tim Hire is the right per­son to serve as our next Tu­lare County Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools.

Vahnn Blue Lind­say

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