Covington from KC to Detroit August 2011
Dr. John Covington was hired by a unanimous vote of the Kansas City Missouri School District Board in April of 2009. He was hired on a promise of “streamlining” or making more efficient an urban district that has been in the national news for decades (4 or more) for mismanagement of funds and low performance of students who are taught by teachers with a strong union presence. KC also was guilty of rampant nepotism and favoritism. (The KCMSD is ranked second in employers in Kansas City – right after the City itself.) He had been superintendent of the Pueblo, Colorado School District immediately prior to coming to Kansas City and had just completed his fellowship with the Broad Academy of Superintendents, where he earned high marks.