Investigation Into Oakridge Superintendent Reports Removal Is Not Warranted
An inquiry into the Oakridge School District Superintendent has been completed after community members petitioned for her removal. The investigator reports the superintendent’s removal is not warranted.
Oakridge parent Nicole Sulick filed a formal complaint in Dec. She claims Superintendent Reta Doland has not provided proper staff working conditions or maintained proper communication, as well as other offenses.
The investigation found that schools in the Oakridge School District have not held regular Site Council meetings over at least the past year. Investigator Rob Saxton said the district, superintendent, and school principals should immediately oversee the formation of a Site Council at each school. They are also advised to adopt and publish a calendar for meetings, and begin holding them no later than Feb. 19.
After interviewing both Sulick and Doland, Saxton said Doland has not committed a fireable offense, and encourages the superintendent and the district to take input in next step decision making.
Recommendations also include each school having a safety committee meeting on a regular basis, which should be in place and have a publicly posted meeting schedule no later than Mar. 1.
Community members can request a copy of the investigation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The district will discuss the report at the next board meeting on Mar. 8 at 6pm. Doland, community members, and the board will be given an opportunity to provide a response to the report. The board will be able to take action, if any, during that time.