A state school for the deaf was in trouble for
several reasons – underfunded by the state,
low enrollment, bad administrators.

A new superintendent was hired. He made political
contacts among state legislators and the state
education people.

As a result, the school funding increased,
leading to new teaching positions being
opened up; money for a satellite campus
in one part of the state; a key legislator
passed a bill to inform the school of all
new-born deaf babies.

That new superintendent spent many hours
making contacts and renewing these contacts
with these legislators. And he had the political
tact to smooth things over when disagreements

The scary thing is – if the superintendent
leaves the school to pursue higher opportunities,
then would the school revert to its bad days?

Identity of that school is not being disclosed.