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In April of 2016, then interim-Superintendent Fano is quoted as saying, “I am so pleased and honored that the Board of Education has confidence in me to implement our shared vision for the district and it’s nearly 5,000 students…. We have dedicated teachers and administrators, highly engaged parents and outstanding students….”

It is time that these words are re-shared and we take a deeper look at this quote and layer it onto our District’s own motto, "We commit to inspiring and empowering all students in Randolph Schools to reach their full potential as unique, responsible and educated members of a global society.”

Indeed, we are a group of highly engaged parents, we are also gravely concerned about the district’s administration. We unfortunately find ourselves in the same position as the Randolph Education Association and have “no confidence” in Superintendent Fano. We believe that Superintendent Fano has betrayed not only us, but all stakeholders in the Randolph Township Schools – including the teachers, students, and other district employees. As such, we are asking for the following:

  • Consider the immediate termination of Ms. Fano, with the understanding it would require “buying her out” of the third year of her current contract
  • The Randolph Township Board of Education members commit to us that they will not be renew Ms. Fano’s contract starting in the 2018/19 School year
  • Ms. Fano considers the immediate option of resigning her position

Among the examples that have lead us to this are:

  1. A tremendous shift in the educational vision of RHS and the district overall
  2. Development and perpetuation of punitive HR policies
  3. A lack of input from all stakeholders on all major decisions - whether staff or education based
  4. Significant increase in grievances and unfair labor practice complaints
  5. Highly suspect decisions impacting teachers and administrators in all 6 schools in the district
  6. Pervasive and persistent low morale among district employee morale; in fact, this has grown worse over the past 12 months
  7. Continued failure in transparent and consistent communication
  8. Continued lack of respect and professional ethics

If we do not act, and demand better, we will continue to see more of the current issues we have: failure to communicate truthfully and openly, a lack of respect, and a critical lack of professional ethics. We risk losing more talented, dedicated and great educators and administrators. (Whether by force as we have recently witnessed, or voluntarily.)

Back in 2017, Superintendent Fano is also quoted as saying, “I look forward to concluding this process and leading the district into a new era of achievement.” We the citizens of Randolph truly look forward to the Board of Education leading us into a new era, where pride is taken in our administration, staff and students. And when we have full faith and confidence in the Board of Education and the Superintendent, and sign our name in attestation:

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