Monday, May 15, 2006

Weast's Sioux Falls employer didn't trust him, either . . .

The Washington Post issued a warning of sorts seven years ago when Jerry Weast came to Montgomery County, saying that a previous school board didn't trust the superintendent.

Running the schools in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Weast "was admired for providing every teacher with a personal computer," but faulted for not thinking things through, the Post reported in July, 1999.

"Sometimes Jerry stepped on toes without thinking of the ramifications," said former school board member Mary Tidwell in the Post article. "Jerry gets things done, but Jerry did not instill in people a sense that they could trust him."