Wed January 29, 2014
White Hopes to Resolve Differences Between Vargas and Union
The president of the Rochester School Board is optimistic about finding a resolution to the differences between Superintendent Bolgen Vargas and the union representing school principals and administrators.
The Association of Supervisors and Administrators cast a vote of no confidence against Vargas on Monday, saying the district is lacking organizational, professional and instructional leadership.
School Board president Van White says he continues to meet with union president Deborah Rider and Vargas. “I will spend a considerable amount of my time such that in two weeks at the latest my hope that is Deb Rider and Bolgen Vargas are sitting down at a table with me and with the community saying ‘This is what we worked out. This is what we agreed to move forward.’”
White says he does not share the union's lack of confidence in Vargas and wants him to continue as superintendent, although there are areas in need of improvement.