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Janssen and Pinellas school board decide it's time to talk

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June

b0s_pinskulbd061511_179473c.jpgThey 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."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 6:48am]

    

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