But it’s still “Talking Points with the Founding Fathers!”
Patriots, remind me, didn’t we just elect Linda Smith, Jon Bonardi and Mark Akinosho to the school board last year because we, the citizens, believed they could bring our Superintendent back in line and straighten out the mess created by this board over the past few years? Well, I guess we’re witnessing just another example of how politics can distort the choice between right and wrong, even to the point of corrupting one’s value system.
The Herald noted the Lee County Board of Education’s proposed budget, just passed this week, raises local taxpayers’ burden by $4.1M and accomplishes the following:
We have watched the deliberate demise of our buildings (yes, Lee Senior could have been kept up with proper maintenance procedures), followed by scare tactics from the board so they can get the money they want, regardless of the cost to taxpayers, and now sneaky “contract extensions” for up to four years on selected administrative personnel.
Will somebody explain to me why the Central Office budget in 2002 was $15,000 and now it is reported to be a whopping $1.5 MILLION in 2010! But wait, Dr. Moss wants more! Hello, anybody out there listening?
What’s next? Are we now going to extend Dr’s Moss and Bryan’s contracts again? My goodness, we only have those two under contract through 2014!
What more does Boss Hawg Bill Tatum have in store for us? Let me guess: he’ll call in the mad blogger (KFC) to help him bully the BOE, BOC and the general public even more.
Want to hear about another outrage? This bunch of arrogant individuals on the BOE believes YOU do not know what is good for your child. They are contemplating a resolution to oppose House Bill 344 that would allow families of children with special needs to receive a small voucher they could use to seek the best education for their child outside of the public school system if the parents so desired. This resolution, when adopted by our BOE, will show them to be completely uncaring about our most vulnerable children in the community and unconcerned about the financial struggles poor families might be facing to get the best education for their kids. Read more: Sanford Herald – Schools budget plan goes before county
Let’s discuss some more of this school business. While Moss is saying teachers, poor teachers, will lose their jobs, he’s in line for some serious bonuses. When enrollment increases by another 328 pupils, Moss will get an automatic pay increase of over $7000. With his housing allowance, travel, base salary, insurance and nice bonus of $40,000 his total compensation already is close to $194k! OMG. No wonder it doesn’t bother him to toss out a few assistants or teachers and cry the blues all the while laughing on his way to the bank.
When will these outrages end? What do we have to do to get Dr. Moss and the BOE under control? Inquiring minds want to know.
“Give me liberty, not liability!”