Double standard at SACS?

While out of town last weekend I got several e-mails and telephone calls asking if I heard about the situation with the Cobb County school board. Apparently, other school boards may not have learned from the mistakes of our former members.

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, “An analysis of minutes from the board’s executive sessions since January 2007 reveal that the board voted about 55 times behind closed doors and conducted prohibited discussions about 25 times.” Board Chairman Dr. John Abraham admits that voting in executive session is standard operating procedure for them, which he did not know was illegal. The major difference I’m seeing thus far is the Cobb BOE is willing to disclose some of the information discussed and not completely shut their constituents out.

Problems with Clayton’s former BOE was media fodder for what seemed an eternity. I distinctly remember reading AJC vents and posts on this blog from residents of other counties (Cobb included) saying such things would never, ever happen in their county because they are so much more involved with their school system and county affairs as a whole. Any and all negative aspects regarding CCPS were looped relentlessly on television news. And once accreditation was restored, the great news was barely covered.

Despite all that, I wouldn’t wish what we went through on any other county and especially not one more student. But if Mark Elgart and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools get involved with the Cobb BOE, I’ll be curious to see how they handle this situation or if it’s ignored. It will also be interesting to see if Cobb receives the same public scrutiny and negative treatment that CCPS, Clayton students and residents have received.

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Black Rain

July 13th, 2009
9:50 am

In an article in the local paper – it was stated that the legal advisor telling the Cobb BOE that voting in secret in executive session was OK – was none other than CCPS’s own legal council – Mr. Brock. IS THIS TRUE? After seeing and observing the hell Clayton went thru the last couple years – how could something that crucial just slip his mind. Maybe – having only one legal counsel is a bad idea. Thanks, Cobb County BOE for confirming that even the high-and-mighty – holier-than-thou can get it wrong too.

Double Standards..Yes

July 13th, 2009
10:25 am

Clayton County needs to understand that there are double standards when it comes to our children. What are we going to do about it is? Is the question. The sad part is that Clayton County residents take part in the double standards treatment. Lets see how many residents in Cobb County scream recall! How many will leave Cobb? Oh yeah Glenn Brock is their attorney too.

Happy St. Pat's

July 13th, 2009
10:40 am

I’m sure the rules get fudged all the time, wherever you have part-time public servants. Clayton County BOE had more going on than improper use of executive session. It will be good for Cobb County to air this out. Scandal aside, the bigger issue is community participation. BOE meetings in many places are designed for “efficiency” and for meeting the letter of the law, not for gathering up a wide range of views out of which the community could sort the best ideas. Some districts do it right–with documentation on agenda items widely distributed in advance and with public comment periods scheduled well ahead of voting–but many districts only go through the motions, and some are outright corrupt.

Evelyn

July 13th, 2009
10:50 am

Yes, it is Double Standards we all know that. SACS, Thubert Baker, The Governor, The Commissioners of Clayton County, Clayton Chamber of Commerce, The Mayor of Riverdale, The Ministers of Clayton County and The Clayton Delegation were the reason behind the LOSS of ACCREDIATION for Clayton County. They came out to Destroy JOHN TROTTER and they didn’t Realize that TROTTER didn’t have Control of the CCBOE he had control over Mark Elgart and that is why Clayton County lost its ACCREDIATION. The FOUR Little Lawyers and the AJC accused CCBOE with having only ONE Illegal Meeting in which Mark Elgart, his Attorney, The Governor’s Two Liasions, Dorsey the CCBOE Attorney and the Famous Attorney Glen Brock, all in Attendance at the Illegal BOE Meeting. They also, stated that the CCBOE Members had Ethics Violation but they could never proved that. Then, they would fix their mouth to say the CCBOE was Arguing and Bickering with one another. What was wrong with having Heated Debates, again was that enough to take the Accrediation away from a school system? Eldrin Bell filed charges on the other Commissioners’ and nothing was said or done. They have heated Debates everyday in the House and Senate and on all Boards. So, what really was the reason that SACS and the Governor took ACCREDIATION and Removed those Four Black Women? Again, this is a Case of Racial Discrimination against those Four Black Women and Truly A Violation of their Civil Rights. Lets see what the Governor and SACS has to say about Cobb County. Nothing because they are WHITE and Republicans.

Black Rain

July 13th, 2009
11:18 am

A local newspaper stated that the legal counsel that advised the Cobb BOE on the legality of secret votes in Executive Sessions, was CCPS’s own legal counsel Mr. Brock. IS THIS TRUE? Seems that after working and watching CCPS over the last 2 years – he would have known better than to advise them it was OK to do so. Thanks Cobb BOE – for showing us – we are not that different.

Happy – The community may bring forth ideas – but it is the BOE that sorts thru them.

Yeah, right

July 13th, 2009
11:21 am

There was no discrimination regarding the final four. they deserved what they got.

Rev Billy Bob Whiskey

July 13th, 2009
11:25 am

Evelyn – Just what planet do you live on. Your crazy made-up rantings are so far from any semblance of truth. On the other hand – they sound just like JT and so, are par for the course. Have a blessed day.

Dr. John Trotter

July 13th, 2009
1:08 pm

I had no control over the Clayton Board of Education nor over SACS’s Mark Elgart. But, I agree with “Evelyn” that Mark Elgart is a complete hypocrite. Glenn Brock and his Marietta firm is apparently about money and that’s it. When he saw that he waw losing his Clayton Board of Education account, he apparently had no pangs of conscience to publicly castigate his client (the Board itself). Ericka Davis, Rod Johnson, and Eldrin Bell were the collaborators with SACS’s Mark Elgart to destroy the Clayton County School System. They did a good job. All I did through the years is help a few people get elected to the school board — like I have helped some folk get elected to the legislature and the judiciary…as well as to the Commission. When the people get in office, they don’t listen to me — nor should they. They are the elected ones. I get blamed for a whole lot, and, quite frankly, I don’t care, but the little weenies (usually anonymous posters on blogs) pointing their fingers are sad wannabes. Since this is a family newspaper, I will refrain from saying where they can kiss…but first they will have to take a number and get in line.

Tman

July 13th, 2009
1:27 pm

Have you forgotten therer were 10 mandates for CCBOE and meeting behind closed doors is only one fo them. Let’s not pull out the race card until all the facts are on the table. The blog topis today is just trying to use race as a way to get people to blog. Unfortunatly me included.

Tman

July 13th, 2009
1:29 pm

Just like us to blame race because we can’t get our own $@it straight

What you deserve

July 13th, 2009
2:25 pm

Of course there is a double standard when it comes to SACS, and who’ll they’ll use their political muscle against and who they won’t. You were told from the beginning this had nothing to do with the best interests of children, and everything to do with partisan politics, but you were so drunk on righteous indignation that you didn’t want to see it. You just wanted to feel good, even at the cost of understanding the issues that plague the system.

But even when your self righteous indignation got you what you claim you wanted, a chance to elected a new school board, you made the same mistake you have always made.
You put a higher premium on those who would promote a facade that everything is A-OK, rather than hold candidates accountable for addressing the lack of discipline that has torpedoed every single effort at improving the system.

And now that they have been elected, you still do nothing to make them address discipline, instead heaping praise on them for “earning” accreditation back, even when you were told from the beginning, no matter what they did or didn’t do, accreditation would be restored in time for this year’s seniors to graduate with an accredited diploma.

Because you didn’t think and take action on what is truly important, and more importantly, because you choose not to think and take action, you were left with one thing. The school system you fully and richly deserve.

Jello

July 13th, 2009
2:41 pm

The 20 million dollar land deal was the real deal and problem. It wasn’t John Trotter who everyone wants to blame. Leave John out of the equation and look at the bigger picture. John has been around for years and he will always be around. It wasn’t about an illegal meeting or members fighting or shall I say having heated debates that was the bottom line. One illegal board meeting by the CCBOE and vigorous debates didn’t cause this BOE to lose its accrediation lets all be real. We all know of boards and politicians that have done far more wrong and have meetings stopped because of arguing and fighting. The Governor and Mark Elgart had no Right to take Accrediation from Clayton County because of One Illegal Meeting and Board Members having Vigorous Debates. The Nine Mandates were meet and if you look close at the 9 mandates and know anything about a school system or board of education you will know that the 9 mandates were a bunch of wash under the table garbage. Yes, it is double standards in Georgia and around the world. Clayton County Politicians either didn’t care about the County or forgot that The School System is what makes a place and that when they helped to mastermind the taking of Accrediation they would hurt not only the CCBOE but Everyone that lives and do business in Clayton County. SACS should reprimand Cobb County BOE but it will never happen because they are White and Republicans as Evelyn stated. Let’s move on and hope that Clayton County Recover……Peace Out……

Darryl

July 13th, 2009
2:44 pm

Where are the four black women from CCBOE? I wonder what they are thinking about SACS and Cobb County BOE?

honey

July 13th, 2009
2:48 pm

Where’s Megan Mettitucci and Kirk Yeoman on this hot topic?

honey

July 13th, 2009
2:52 pm

Where’s Megan Mettitucci, Kirk Yeomans, Larry Okeffe, Eldrin Bell, Mike Glanton, Mayor of Riverdale, Bob Hartley, Anthony Williams, Erika Davis, Rod Johnson, Noresse Haynes, Sandra Scott, Lois Hunter, David Ashe, Yolanda Everett, Michelle Strong, and Eddie White during this Double Standards Debacle ? Let us hear from you all on what you think……….

John Stewart

July 13th, 2009
3:36 pm

Darryl I can tell you where one of them is. She is currently sitting on a mental health board nominated by Eldrin Bell. I speak of the person none other than Erika Davis.

BB

July 13th, 2009
5:16 pm

Erika was not one of the “four black women” of which we speak. The four from the last board was Sandra Scott, Lois Baines-Hunter, Michele Strong and Yolanda Everett. The four from the board from 6 years ago wa Nedra Ware, Linda Crummy, Connie Kitchens and Latoya Walker.

The main difference between those two groups of women and the BOE we have now is that the new BOE seems to be focused on the students and not their own egos or trying to right the ills of history.

HLS

July 13th, 2009
5:17 pm

Nice try for a save John T

kallen

July 13th, 2009
5:33 pm

Wow if all you got out of this blog is a topic on race relations, then I don’t know what to say about that. Yes the county is predominantely AA, but there are other races here that dealt with everything that went on during the past year. I was talking about the county as a whole and everyone in it, not about one group of people versus another.

Rev Whiskey

July 13th, 2009
5:35 pm

Jello – IT was a lot of money – no doubt. But you are almost double the real amount – Were you a product of CCPS. Your facts – so-called – of the history of the Clayton system is sorely lacking. Looks like Mr. John Trotter has found a whole new set of names to use on this blog.
GOD keeps a special eye on the fools of this world. HE has HIS eyes on you.

Question for Kimberly Allen

July 13th, 2009
5:59 pm

Kimberly,

Is it fair to say that more stories have been done on Clayton County and SACS in the AJC in the last couple of years than any other school system?

If you agree with that, doesn’t it strike you as odd that not one story has ever been done on SACS by the AJC? It’s a private organization, but as far as I know, it gets paid to give accreditation to school systems, so it’s an organization funded by taxpayer dollars.

So Kimberly, don’t you wonder why the AJC didn’t do a single story ever on SACS? Not one story on an organization that has given its seal of approval to school systems, no matter how poorly run, no matter how many ethical problems, going on for decades? Not one story on the personal relationships that may or may not have influenced SACS to take action in Clayton?

Can you ask your contacts at the AJC why this paper, in the dozens of stories they did on Clayton, didn’t do a single one on SACS itself? Perhaps they will be responsive to you, instead of being evasive to readers who have asked the same thing.

Elgart School Reform Failed

July 13th, 2009
6:28 pm

There has been “No Transparency” at Cobb County Board of Education for well over three year with 55 instances of documented illegal meeting. To top that off the State’s Attorney General was aware of it! Cobb board had over 25 votes behind closed doors, all in the present of Glenn Brock (Attorney at Law). This is the same fellow who advice our old board to hold a meeting with Elgart and two state BOE Reps; only to say later that the meeting was illegal! The wise man learns more from the fool than the fool learns from the wise man. However, there will be no SACS media outburst on morning/evening new outlets. The Cobb County State Delegation, Chamber of Commerce, County Commissioners will not “Sell Out” their children education system to the State or SACS. In Clayton there was narcissistic xenophobia of our progeny by the plutocrats absolute “Pogroms” against of the least of these the Lil black children!

History Repeats

July 13th, 2009
6:46 pm

BB says “right the ills of history”. That’s an admission that “ill and bigotry” occurred. Guess what BB the ills just re-occurred when the clandestine society here in Clayton told Elgart to take accreditation hurt the kids and both know what the majority of them look like!

Jello

July 13th, 2009
7:14 pm

Rev Whiskey, you need to look back at the news and you will see that the land deal was 20 million.

Kelli Daul

July 13th, 2009
8:17 pm

Clayton County School System is very lucrative and it is not for educating our kids but lining the prockets of others. Not just Clayton County but all of the counties in the state of Georgia. WHERE DO GEORGIA RANKS AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT> DID YOU KNOW ABOUT “THE COLUMBINE INCIDENT THAT THESE BOARD MEMBERS TRIED TO PROSECUTE” THE PARENT NOW SITS ON THE ETHICS BOARD FOR CLAYTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TELL ME RACE DOES NOT MATTER!!!!!!!

when will it stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to Scream

July 13th, 2009
10:01 pm

Who cares anymore what has been done. We scraped through it and now we have to pick up and go on. Like I have always said before. SACS is a non-profit orginazation that is there for suggestions only. If this non-profit closed their doors tomorrow then who’s standards would we follow then. None of all of this yelling and arm swing would even matter. Just teach our kids and stop trying to make our children something they are not. robots. I feel it is sad that we can not follow a standard of our own and we have to follow someone who apparently thinks it is completely right. Well as i see it is if this sacs and the others out there were really great then we would not have any failing schools in the usa at all but that is not the case.

Where is the AJC?

July 14th, 2009
2:54 am

Is SACS non-profit or is SACS for profit? That would be an interesting fact to know, and another reason to ask why, in all the stories the AJC did on the accreditation controversy, they didn’t do at least one on SACS.

Kimberly, can you tell us why they haven’t?

Been around a while

July 14th, 2009
9:41 am

Let me begin by saying the very title of this blog invites the debate of race. Next, SACS is a sham. Next, there should be some kind of law in this state where a dysfunctional school board can be fired without students and teachers being punished by accreditation being pulled. And finally, this whole mess began because Nedra Ware and company did not want a white superintendent. Starting at the central office, and right down the line this county needs personnel who are hired because of their qualifications, period.

whatever

July 14th, 2009
10:08 am

On the other hand . To be fair to Cobb. It didn’t have a stupid board member inviting SACS to come in and do something about what was going on. LOL.!!!! I guess they did learn something from Clayton County.

Oh please

July 14th, 2009
10:33 am

Let’s just remember that SACS didn’t come into Clayton because of violations of the Open Meetings Act. That was just an after-thought that the citizens were able to use to remove the remaining board members. SACS interceded because the board members were fighting amongst themselves over petty, selfish, and irrelevant issues. Unfortunately, it just turned into a big, fat can of worms for the county’s citizens. Not that SACS, or the board members, or anyone was right in the situation, but don’t expect SACS to do the same in Cobb County unless someone files a formal complaint.

Justice or Just Us

July 14th, 2009
5:45 pm

Sure there’s a “Double Standard”, but in Clayton’s case there was “Blatant” discrimination by the white plutocrats and “Crabs in the barrel” mentality by Clayton’s black officials working at the same time. The “accreditation experience” should have taught the county’s constituents that there “No Limit” to what the white plutocrats will do for money; and the low life toms are no better. However, we should be careful to get out of this experience only the “wisdom” that is in it – and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again – and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. With that said the 2010 election year is upon us, let’s put people in office that will do for the majority in the county; ones that will try to right past ills, not just do for the rich white plutocrats and line their pockets!

PTSD

July 14th, 2009
6:00 pm

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience. Now that we know the accreditation heist was a hoax! Yah, let’s put those old final four BOE members back in office. Now that we see they were the only Clayton politicians with enough intestinal fortitude, gall and vigor to “Stand Up” to bigoted power structure. They were the only ones wanting to spend the taxpayer’s dollars on the children not the contractors.

Tax Me

July 14th, 2009
6:10 pm

SPINELESS CCBOE get rid of that dead weight! You don’t need a a high-priced parliamentarian and a high-priced unconstitutional ethics commission. That extra cost!

Freddie

July 14th, 2009
10:45 pm

Oh Please, first of all board members arguing on a board is a daily thing and you should know that if you look at any board meetings. The members were not arguing they were asking questions and speaking on the issues being addressed. By the way if arguing and you all reporting an illegal meeting cost CCBOE its accrediation then you need to be ashamed because it has cost Clayton County Millions of Dollars from all levels of government. So, was you all smart in destroying the CCBOE I think Not. It was a dumb move and it has cost this County. Look in your neighborhood and count the vacant properties and then ride up the road to the next neighborhood. Look at your taxes and tell me what you see. Your taxes going up and your house going down. So, you all were very smart in having the CCBOE to loose its Accrediation. You all did a great job in destroying Clayton County. Oh Please, you are the greatest!!!!!!!!

John

July 14th, 2009
10:46 pm

Larry, where’s your comment? Are you on vacation? You are the spokes person for Clayton County, right?

Oh please

July 15th, 2009
10:23 am

Freddie,

I don’t know who you are or who you think I am, but I am just a parent and citizen. My children and I were just as much victims of the accreditation loss as everyone else. I don’t like anything about the way things went down last year. All I can do is hold our future political representatives more accountable. Rod Johnson filed the complaint with SACS that lead up to accreditation loss, not me. Please don’t deflect your frustration on me because my only point was that you should not expect SACS to do anything about Cobb County unless someone files a complaint.

Rev Whiskey

July 15th, 2009
4:26 pm

Jello – you are correct on the huge money amount for the land deal. Please accept my apology. That was not the high point of the previous BOE

BB

July 15th, 2009
4:49 pm

Come on History — Nedra came in with a huge chip on her shoulder – courtesy of JT. The new sheriff in town is what she said – along with the first 4 – actions (primarily micro-managing the school system) caused the system to go on the first probation. She hurt the kids that she professed to want to help – primarily due to her own ego. She pulled SACS in because of her actions. Due to higher scrutiny of our system – it did not take much from the likes of Noreese, Lois, Sandra and Rod to to push the system to non-accreditation. The student population now 80% black is still reeling from the repercussions of what those individuals brought down. To keep the past from repeating we need the involvment of parents, at BOE meeting, PTA meeting, teacher conferences, and at the schools. Our children’s future is at stake.

20/20 Vision

July 15th, 2009
6:46 pm

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience. Yah, let’s put those old final four BOE members back in office. Now that we see they were the only Clayton politicians with enough intestinal fortitude, gall and vigor to “Stand Up” to bigoted power structure. They were the only ones wanting to spend the taxpayer’s dollars on the children not the contractors.

See-Thur

July 15th, 2009
7:20 pm

Yah BB, Elgart didn’t listen to them, He only listen to people who looks like him! Like you!

Resolve

July 15th, 2009
11:41 pm

How we forget so quickly. Lets not be revisionists of the history. Our former board members and their side kick, John Trotter were an embarrassment to themselves, the county and most important the children of Clayton County. The Clayton County School Board meetings rivaled “The Jerry Springer Show” and/or some of these exploitive reality TV shows. Is that why you are upset that we took the hottest show (Board meetings) off television? Thank goodness all of them were removed!!! Thank goodness John Trotter has been neutralized for now. Those board members failed to govern and therefore needed to go!

SACS used the ignorance of the board to push its political agenda and it did not work. Dr. Elgart’s school board bill failed in the General Assembly. Other boards did not want to give up their local control to the Dr. Elgart’s fiefdom-SACS.

I have asked this question before and I will ask it again. If a teacher gave A’s to ALL his/her students for 40 years, would we not question that that teacher’s grading practices. SACS and the media proudly boast that Clayton was the first county to lose accreditation in 40 years. For me, that statement is proof there is NO standard forget a double standard!!!!

Will the citizens of Clayton sue SACs? The problem I see is as the result of the destructive actions of the previous board, proving double standard/discrimination is impossible to do!!!!!

If you still want to act against SACS then I suggest the following format:
Protest: Mobilize the citizens; Michael Jackson is buried maybe Al Sharpton is available.
Policy: Mobilize the delegation
Judiciary: Bring litigation against SACs

Oh please

July 16th, 2009
8:25 am

There is a lot of truth in what Resolve said. I don’t doubt at all that this came about as a way to push some bill at the state level. These kind of things happen all the time. So turning back towards the topic, don’t expect SACS to do anything about Cobb County because it simply will not aid their political agenda. Of course, if someone filed a formal complaint with SACS about the Cobb County BOE’s “behind-doors” meetings, they may act on that just to validate their actions in Clayton County.

Double Down

July 16th, 2009
5:22 pm

Numbers of schools across the nation had been in trouble with varios accrediting agencies in the past 40 years – most states, when that happens – take over the school system, which stops the process so the state can try to repair the problems of the school system in trouble. Georgia had no such ability. The problem with the legislaton that failed – was not the idea of saving a school system from itself, Clayton BOE proved that was needed. The problem with the legislaton was, that the way it was written, it gave way to much power to the state to dictate to all schools how they should operate – thus impeding on the whole idea of local control.

BB

July 16th, 2009
5:40 pm

So See-T and 20/20 – it was OK for those (brave souls on the BOE) to mess up the chances for more than 40,000 black kids – just because those BOE members were black. They could not leave their EGO at the door for the sake of the children. If the members were white or conservative, you would be first in line to kick them out – if one had been living out of district- and with his boyfriend and illegally on the BOE, or if one said she would gladly leave BOE if someone found her a job for $1000 dollars a month for meeting 4 hours once a month, or if one sat in the BOE meeting telling off the accredition officials and demanded the school system send game tapes to prospective colleges for her son, just her son. Yeah right – those brave souls were all about all the children. They were complete and utter failures.

Jurisprudence Lacking

July 16th, 2009
6:48 pm

The “Jurisprudence” in Clayton Courts for CCBOE Michael King case is “Horrendous! Why have a CCBOE ethics commission and State Ethics Commission, both performing the same job; overseeing elected officials. The dreadful thing about it is the clandestine State Court may see it the same way. It is best that King appeal to the U.S. Dept. of Justice – somewhere above the Mason-Dixon Line! Unfortunately this is a snapshot of what happens to young black males in small local court systems around this country “Daily”. A system designed to uphold white supremacy!

Ericka

July 16th, 2009
6:58 pm

Resolve, the truth of the matter is the last four board members are doing great. As I see they are proud of their accomplishments, they stood strong and firm against the forces of Elgart and Clayton County. They did not run, and they were not recalled, the Governor had to come in because he was part of the click. The thing about it all is that the entire county fell not just the last four board members and we thank you, the four little white men, mark elgart, eldrin bell, ericka davis, rod johnson, mike glanton, mayor of riverdale, bob hartley, gail buckner, anthony williams, alberta abdul, and the rest of the people who rallied with you in the quest. No one won and that is sad. Everybody lost so, I guess you are glad.

Resolve

July 16th, 2009
8:46 pm

Ericka,

I am amazed that there are people in the county that will defend the former board of education. I think you can discern from my previous posts that I am not a fan of SACS and its handling of Clayton County School System. I grant you that Dr. Elgart’s motives are questionable. But what is not questionable is how the former board members attacked central office administrators as they presented during board meetings. What is not questionable is how Sandra Scott split verbs in her rants meeting after meeting. What is not questionable is Sandra Scott’s treatment of the football coach at Morrow High School. What is not questionable is Lois Bain-Hunter’s ghetto diatribe on issues she was ill prepared to speak about. What is not questionable is Lois Bain Hunter’s mismanagement of board funds. What is not questionable is Michelle Strong spear heading the illegal hiring of John Thompson. What is not questionable is John Trotter’s influence over these women. What is not questionable is the refusal of Everett and the others to resign for the overall best interest of the school system. What is not questionable is the outside influence that has strapped Clayton County Board of Education for years.

Your argument is the reason those last four women are left with the LEGACY of being kicked off the board of ed by the Governor. They will forever be remembered for that legacy (just Google them). I have been a Clayton resident for awhile and regularly attend board meetings. I can not list one accomplishment of those four women that I would be proud to repeat!

Indigent

July 16th, 2009
9:41 pm

Wow! BB surely you must say that was a costly political power move for the ailing school district! You guys took accreditation. You guys paid the Media millions to belittled county, lowered your property value, skyrocketed property taxes, revoking your school’s accreditation thief made businesses left, causing the State to take of over $23 million educational dollars, Fed took of over $23 million caused 300-400 teacher job losses. What did you as a county “Gain”? More Cost! Three more additional bills one for an overpaid parliamentarian, another for unconstitutional CCBOE Ethic Commission and now an overpriced law firm. That’s three bills you didn’t have before! The only people that profited are the pale folks. Black folk can SEE and Know the deal!

Live and Well

July 16th, 2009
10:01 pm

BB, the $1000 a month to work four hours a day sound really good to me, I guess you all should have found her a job and you will still have Accrediation. Sending tapes of one player to colleges was very expensive too, so I guess you all should have sent all the players in Clayton County, you wouldn’t have lost Accrediation. BB, if this is the reason you and the citizens of Clayton County lost Accrediation you all was bull winkled and all of you all should be standing on the Governor’s door steps crying “there’s a dead dog in us losing Accrediation”. I really think the entire thing was a shame and farce. Rod Johnson received a Blue Ribbon for his great stella performance and you received a White Ribbon for supporting him in his actions to call SACS. You should have told him better. Continue to send him praises because Rod is the winner in all of this. (Smile)

Sweetpea

July 16th, 2009
10:14 pm

BB, it is time for a healing. It is time to let it go and go on with your life. Accrediation has been lost, the school system lost millions, the county has lost millions, and the tax payers has lost thousands and lets not think about the business losses. Please move on and hope for the best. If you are going to live in Clayton County then you must move forward and remember that Rod Johnson is your Hero along with Ericka Davis. Please do not forget that it was not the last four board members that called SACS. The first time it was Ericka and the second time around it was Rod. Here is a prayer for you and I am asking God to Have Mercy on you: Lord, I ask that you forgive the people who put this County in harms way. Lord, I ask that you forgive them and Lord, I ask that you bless this County to go forward in the right direction. Lord, have mercy on all our Elected Officials. Lord, please bring all people of Clayton County together and I ask that you search their heart and let them love one another, worship with one another, and pray for one another, in Jesus Name, Amen.