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Blunders follow high praise for school chief

Buses, shifts in plans, contracts dog Johnson

The Boston School Committee heaped praise on Superintendent Carol R. Johnson six months ago when it extended her contract for five years, citing her success in boosting graduation rates and test scores.

One member even saw value in Johnson’s tendency to abandon her own controversial proposals. “She’s not afraid to say that ‘I made an error, and I need to go look and see what other factors I may have overlooked,’ ’’ Marchelle Raynor, the vice chairwoman, said at that meeting on April 27. “Her performance has been stellar for Boston.’’

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