The Board voted 6 – 1 to give Dr. Dixon a bonus last night. Here’s the story.
I’m sure that most School Board members would have worried that not granting Dr. Dixon his $5000 raise would have signaled a lack of confidence in him. I don’t know if it occurred to them that granting it would also be like waving a red cape under the nose of a bull. The Trib’s comment section makes this clear. This Board doesn’t understand the power of symbolism. Of course, they don’t seem to understand the importance of democracy either so maybe I should cut them some slack.
To my surprise even one of Dr. Dixon’s greatest admirers, Bevan S., publicly admitted it was bad politics:
“However, I do hope that Dr. Dixon, having earned his “bonus” that was part of his compensation package, would, in a very public manner, decline to accept it!!! “