Lots of local pals read my blog. I tell you that not to toot my own horn, but to explain why I can’t name names or go into too much detail regarding a situation that absolutely should have had–AND STILL SHOULD HAVE–legal ramifications because of the absolute lunacy and illegal/unprofessional manner with which a School Board is running a local district into the ground.
From bold-faced slander to repeated violations of the Sunshine Act to being more concerned with dress code than student achievement, this School Board is comprised of characters better than any on today’s sitcoms. The way they somehow remain immune from consequences of blatant nepotism is pretty impressive, too. If you don’t believe me, just ask the Superintendent and his brother, the School Board President…
Fun fact: the new Superintendent did not have the required certifications for position, but the School Board was all “don’t worry about it, pal! This one’s on us!” So the district, you know, the taxpayers, footed the bill for Big Brother’s Superintendent papers and VOILA! Wonder who else the School Board got all Oprah with:
YOU GET PAPERS! YOU GET PAPERS! ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY GET PAPERS!
Why do I even care about this? Because this particular school was my first love. I poured blood, sweat, and tears (sooo many tears) into that place, and as my colleagues and I worked hard–hard, you guys–to make it better, there were jerk faces around every corner plotting our demise. Why would any adult want to destroy a child’s education? Your guess is as good as mine, but if I were a betting woman, I’d say it’s because some adults don’t like it when a White woman and a Black man are in positions of power, as were our principals. Those pesky minorities!