Hasta La Vista, El Generalissimo of Secondary Counseling Services

Really, I don't have enough banishments to two dimensional space prisons in my life.

Really, I don’t have enough banishments to two dimensional space prisons in my life.

I love the Phantom Zone. To be honest, I love it more the way it is shown in Superman I and II, with Terrence Stamp as General Zod…but the fact is, I love the idea. Why pay taxes on an expensive prison system, when you can simply exile your felons to another dimension? Convenient, cost effective, and almost no upkeep.

A few weeks ago, our Tool Site Council decided to downsize our AP-SCS position. That’s Assistant Principal of Secondary Counseling Services. The council can only downsize a position, not a person, but this person’s failure to provide basic support to staff had made him almost universally reviled. In every form of staff survey he came up as a problem to getting things done, whether that survey was e-mail, web driven, ballot box, or even smoke signals. My co-teacher was outspoken about him personally in a closed door meeting, and really, given the six figure cost of the position, it wasn’t hard to make the call.

The position doesn’t end until next year, but apparently, Friday was his last day. He was reassigned to another school site, presumably in the AP SCS role. I know a bit about the school, and to be honest, the Phantom Zone may have been better treatment. At least in the Phantom Zone, very little happens, and no one expects you to improve it.

The original black and white art is here:

Color really added to this.

Color really added to this.

Because I love the 70’s movie, another online artist’s vision of the Phantom Zone, a la Superman the Movie and Superman II:

Both awesome and whimsical.  My AP-SCS would love to be trapped in a two dimensional prison so nice.

Both awesome and whimsical. My AP-SCS would love to be trapped in a two dimensional prison so nice.

Long story short…it is rare that such direct performance driven accountability happens, and happens so swiftly. This is the same administrator that lied to me in the “Sixteen Hours” post, from over a year ago. that was about direct favoritism in the performance of his duties, or rank incompetence, depending on which lie was being told at the time. In the world of education, this is swift justice. Very swift.

Next issue….even more color!

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