Notes: Administrative shakeup at Alexandria City High School creates behind-the-scenes tension

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Alexandria City High School (ACHS) student newspaper Theogony reported that an administrative shakeup at ACHS is creating some tension behind the scenes.

Theogony reported that, ahead of the opening of the new Minnie Howard campus this fall, the schools’ 16 midlevel administrators are having to reapply for current jobs after a restructuring. Those new jobs would have the same pay, but with additional tasks and requirements some don’t currently fulfill.

Among those requirements is an “administrative certification” which Theogony said was not previously mandatory for deans. An earlier year-long grace period that was promised to attain those credentials was reportedly shortened to 90 days.

The change received mix reception within ACHS administration. Some said the shakeup could get for the best, while others called it a “reckless move” in the middle of an already uncertain school year.

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