Former Plainfield School Official May Be Fired from Iowa Superintendent's Job

The Dubuque Community School Board this week voted to consider ending Larie Godinez's contract with the school district.

A woman who was once a assistant superintendent may be fired from her job as the head of the Dubuque, Iowa, school system.

The Dubuque Community School Board voted this week to consider terminating the contract of Supt. Larie Godinez, citing loss of confidence by staff and failure to lead effectively, according to a story in the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal.

Godinez left her Plainfield job in 2009 to assume the Dubuque position. Her contract, under which she's paid $180,000 annually, is set to expire in 2014, the story said.

Among the criticism being cited is Godinez's recent decision to outsource the district's information technology work, the story said.

To read the full Sioux City Journal report, click here.

Eric Olsen May 02, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Great example of why that set-up doesn't work. Let's pretend the outsourced IT will increase performance while drastically lowering costs. It's a win for everybody...except the specific IT individuals that can give her a no-confidence vote and have her run out of town. How can you make hard and necessary decisions in that kind of environment?
BitterBluePoison May 02, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Let the lady do her job...or maybe you didn't hire her for that! Hell of a way to treat an employee with her experience. Leave her alone & find some other meaningful excuse for you to keep your position.
MidwestGal May 03, 2012 at 01:00 PM
"failure to lead effectively"...doesn't Dist. 202 have the same problem? Maybe we could end contracts.


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