Janssen and Pinellas school board decide it's time to talk
They may not agree on everything these days.
But Pinellas County superintendent Julie Janssen and the seven-member School Board charged with hiring and firing her agree on this:
It's time to talk.
The two sides officially decided during a nearly six-hour board meeting Tuesday to clear the decks June 21 to discuss Janssen's performance in detail during a public workshop.
Board member Lew Williams called for a candid conversation, saying they all need "to stop playing patty-cake."
"I think we've danced around issues," he said. "If we want the superintendent to improve, we need to be very honest."