RENEW DR. KRULL'S CONTRACT FOR ONLY ONE YEAR
PETITION TO RENEW DR. KRULL'S CONTRACT FOR ONLY ONE YEAR We, the citizens residing in Eden Prairie School District (ISD #272), do present this petition to ISD #272's School Board requesting that the School Board extend Dr. Melissa Krull's contract with the Eden Prairie Public School for one year, instead of three years. The undersigned, Eden Prairie School District residents, have concerns with the current leadership in District 272 based on the following: 1. The Administration's continued breach of OE-9 (Communicating with the Public) as evidenced by the School Board's rejection of the OE-9 monitoring reports at the May 19, 2008 and October 28, 2008 School Board meetings. 2. The increase of Eden Prairie Schools not meeting AYP from 0 of 8 schools to 6 of 8 schools. 3. MCA scores continuing to trend lower since 2006. 4. The trust and support of the community have been damaged due to the following actions of the Administration: * The attempted implementation of looping at OP with no comprehensive plan or stakeholder input as required by OE-3 (Treatment of Stakeholders). Continue use by district of "sustained long-term relationship" strategy while ignoring the community's non-support for the strategy. * Boundary redistricting attempt abandoned because of a Supreme Court decision of which the Administration should have been aware. Subsequent changes did not meet the goals initially set forth by the Administration. Administration continued to allow students to open enroll into schools, which had just had their boundaries changed to deal with overcrowding. * The request to grow the EHSI enrollment at twice the original rate without a plan to deal with space and cost issues. * Failure of "Investigations" Math Program * No substantial plan to address Achievement Gap or Proficiency Gap as stated in June 16, 2008 presentation to the School Board. 5. The community questions whether Dr. Krull is the proper fit for the Coherent Governance Model adopted by our School Board. Based on recent School Board meeting discussions, there are differences of opinion with regard to Dr. Krull’s responsibilities under the School Board Governing Policies and her ability to carry out these responsibilities. As a result, it is prudent to offer Dr. Krull a one-year contract in order to determine whether these differences can be resolved. Based on the above, we, the undersigned, respectfully request that Dr. Krull's contract extension be limit to one year.