I don't live in the Canyons district, so I don't have a dog in this
fight, but I have found all of the proceedings of the last few weeks to be very
curious. I'm sure that Dr. Doty sees no need for an investigation, but his
view is not the one that really matters, and in fact the view of the school
board may not matter; ultimately, they are public officials representing the
people of the Canyons school district. This is not a private company that can
do its business however it pleases; this is a public school district that has to
do its work in the public spotlight.Frankly, I'm amused that
the board had taken offense at the KSL investigation. It is always easy to
blame the messenger. I also find it interesting that Dr. Doty claims to want
feedback from the teachers, but refuses to make it an anonymous survey. Even if
he really is a fair and honest boss, with allegations of intimidation hanging
over him he will never get true feedback because of the implied threat of
retaliation. Canyons must take action now before it is irreparably damaged.
As a general rule, pretending that nothing is going on when some have suggested
otherwise is not a good leadership strategy and won't make issues go away.
When a guy makes nearly twice as much as the governor of the state in a very
public office, he should be scrutinized occasionally. But the tenor of the
meeting makes me wonder if the Board works for him?
If Doty resigns than he is absolutely correct that the District does not require
I am not surprised.Arsonists never like it when the fire department
is called to put out the flames.With all the smoke coming from this
issue, there are flames in there somewhere in this excessivley expensive and
dysfunctional school district.
Doty may have a problem with anonymous surveys but he apparently didn't
have a problem with the anonymous allegation that ended up with him going on a
crusade to crucify two administrators at Alta High and to blacken the name and
reputation of a fine school.A thousand people is not enough to get a
second look at his conduct but it only took one to set him on a rampage.