EWP - Fiona
We are deeply saddened and angered by the Board’s decision to make Fiona’s role “redundant” and replace her with another Director.
Fiona is an indispensable member of the EWP family. She has played a crucial role in developing and nurturing of our children. She is supported by her staff. She is the heart of EWP. Over Fiona’s tenure, EWP has become an admired institution in the broader community. She has overseen a period of unprecedented financial growth, and her performance as a Director has been excellent.
We do not agree with the Board’s decision.
In addition, the manner in which the Board’s decision was made and communicated to Fiona, other staff members, and the parents of EWP students, calls into question more broader issues than the decision itself (with which we strongly disagree).
Transparency and openness is required to ensure that decisions of the Board have been made fairly, reasonably, and in a way that reflects the values of the EWP community.
The EWP community (parents, teachers, prospective parents, and interested family members) demand that the Board urgently schedule a special meeting at which these matters can be aired by those who wish to raise them.
It is too late, and not enough, for the Board to suggest that they will field phone calls from concerned parents. Particularly where the manner in which this decision was made suggests those views may not be a priority, or even a concern, of the Board. It is not good enough.