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The agreement states the “District shall have the sole discretion to determine Underwood's work hours and availability” until her June 30 retirement date.Also provided in response to the Advocate’s record request were Underwood’s evaluations for 2013, 20.READ: April 26 letter from Sevastopol School Board to Superintendent Linda Underwood“Based upon the investigation directed by the Board as a result of concerns first raised in January of 2016 surrounding incidents regarding your behavior, it has been determined that the areas listed below require your correction to act as an effective administrator in the Sevastopol School district.As a result, the Board directs that you are expected to adhere to and improve upon all of the components of professional conduct listed below effective immediately.
Though “Linda tends to rely on promoting talking points in addressing important educational topics rather than deepening the board or public knowledge.
avoid defensive reactions when in conversation or working with others; rather, use a 'seek first to understand' approach as well as 'I' statements to defuse emotions."Under communication the board wanted Underwood to “implement positive and proactive communication strategies to staff and community members” and “Check for understanding by the receivers of your communication.”Five points were listed under leadership and working: developing trust among colleagues staff and the community; giving positive feedback and encouragement to staff in order to “build trust and a positive culture”; schedule regular times to meet with staff; “participate in any leadership development or coaching offered by the District”; and “participate in any mediation or facilitation meetings to engage in and improve staff relationships and communication.”The letter, which was not placed in Underwood’s disciplinary file, was unsigned.