LAND O'LAKES — Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning wants his leadership team to get honest in assessing how he's doing after seven months on the job.
Browning has scheduled an internal critique of his administration for the coming days, in which his executive directors, select department directors and some office secretaries will be asked to provide anonymous comments on the team's performance.
Browning and assistant superintendents Ray Gadd and Amelia Larson also plan to talk together about the good, bad and ugly of their efforts to date. "We've been preaching that honesty and transparency is important," said Gadd, who came up with the idea. "So we're going to rate each other."
Gadd acknowledged that the team has seen its share of ups and downs in its endeavors, which have included some contentious changes in organization and job descriptions. Rather than sit back and assume all is going right, he said, it's prudent to take a closer look. "Sometimes you think everything is going fine, but it's not," he said.
The administration plans to ask School Board members for their input on its performance later this year or early in 2014.