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PUBLIC EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY Chart 1


“There was some concern that some of the political appointments were back on agendas. If anything, that will be the hardest to sustain because it is a way of life in everything they do. Your status in the community was controlled by what you could do for each other.” (Interview, 2004)


Interviews revealed that the county procedure for hiring often involved a political networking of individuals from board members to administration. “The people who were administrators in the system such as the superintendent and assistants were part of the political machine that was in control of the system, and the board had no incentive to do something different than what the administration was doing” (Interview, 2004).


Upon review of the WVDE files, letters and correspondence also revealed that there was an underlying concern about political corruption in Logan County, as well as the possibility that political agendas were being served in the decision-making process. In a review of sustainability research outside of this study, there was little, if any, acknowledgement of politics as a sustainability characteristic. Some of this data suggested that having a clear focus and vision in the direction of the organization allowed for an absence of politics. This characteristic was discovered in all three stages of the takeover process.


Characteristic 2: Shared Procedural Process Process was a sustainability characteristic identified by 100% of the subjects interviewed. There were two components of change used in this study: the procedural aspect and the structural aspect of change. Regarding the procedural aspect of change, the State-


82 Virginia Educational Leadership Vol. 8 No. 1 Spring 2011


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