Cherokee school board: Shades of DeKalb in silly exchange between new board member and school chief

I was beseeched by several readers to look at the video of Thursday’s Cherokee County Board of Education meeting. The readers contended that new board member Kelly Marlow tangled with Cherokee Superintendent Frank Petruzielo over a minor issue and wasted a lot of time.

After watching the video, I have to agree that time was frittered away on what seemed a minor point on the dues being spent by the district — approved in the budget last year — for the Georgia School Boards Association.

And the audience seemed to concur, applauding in the video when an exasperated Petruzielo finally said, “I can’t imagine we are spending really this much time on something this inconsequential, particularly with the kinds of issues we just talked about in the work session that are so consequential to the future of this system.”

Marlow ran for the office as a watchdog and a reformer, and that is the role she clearly intends to fulfill even at the cost of creating discomfort.

I happen to like discomfort, believing that a dose of it is healthy for every elected body.

But the discomfort that Marlow caused wasn’t because she raised a critical concern about student achievement and delivered strong evidence to back it up.  She caused discomfort because she came across as uninformed and unprepared, getting petulant over her inability to fend off  a vote on Petruzielo’s recommendation because of Robert’s Rules of Order.

Here is my advice to Marlow and any new board member:  If you want to challenge the superintendent and the process — which you have every right to do  –  learn how to do it effectively. And make it count.

I was surprised at the questions Marlow asked about how and when items got on the agenda. I was stunned when she suggested that the school chief make a motion, something that only a school board member can do. Her comment bespoke a serious gap in her grasp of  basic board governance. (And we all know how important that is to SACS.)

Frustrated that she couldn’t stop a vote on a recommendation from Petruzielo, Marlow said, “I am not sure what my role is anymore. I am not exactly sure.”

It’s the responsibility of elected officials to understand both the power of their office and the limits. When the suspended DeKalb school board was questioned on abusing its role by the state board, several members also raised the problem of being unclear about their proper role.

Their comments aggravated state Board of Education member Brian Burdette, who told the DeKalb officials something Marlow should heed:

“As a board  member, you are supposed to know what you can and cannot do. If you don’t know, it is up to you to find out and police yourselves. It is incumbent on you all. It is not incumbent on SACS. It isn’t incumbent on this board. It is incumbent on you to fix it.”

–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog

113 comments Add your comment

Mountain Man

March 25th, 2013
3:43 pm

Sounds like they need some training! God, don’t tell me we are going to have a repeat of 1998 again. Just don’t let this lady be running down and stopping school buses to find out who threw the drink can out the window.

OriginalProf

March 25th, 2013
3:49 pm

Kelly Marlow–and any new member of a corporate organization–REALLY needs to sit down and memorize Roberts Rules of Order, the traditional guide to parliamentary procedure that even the U.S. Congress follows. There is worse idiocy ahead if she doesn’t.

I messed up like this once...

March 25th, 2013
3:49 pm

…when I was appointed to the board of a private school – live and learn, and that is why I do not run for office of any type…

Bernie

March 25th, 2013
3:49 pm

Quick! Someone needs to make a Phone Call down to the Dome and get Governor Deal on the line.

We have a dysfunctional School Board member.

This Lady needs to be removed from office! ASAP! :)

Surely, that would go over like a LEAD BALLOON in Cherokee County…..with Blood everywhere!

Mountain Man

March 25th, 2013
3:51 pm

1998-1999 – “The accreditation crisis has led to an uproar among parents counting on those scholarships and pressure on the School Board to solve the problem. Board member Tim Moxley has been threatened with a campaign to remove him from office. In one well-documented incident, Moxley stopped a school bus on an interstate highway after a bottle thrown from the bus hit a car. Moxley has said he will not resign”
“Earlier this year, Moxley drew national attention to Cherokee County when he demanded that a coach and administrators be fired for allowing profane rap music at a high school.
After being sued in the affair, Moxley agreed to apologize in public to the employees”

I remember it well – he DID resign when faced with a recall vote.

Centrist

March 25th, 2013
3:58 pm

I think I read somewhere that she had other support for her position on the board to simply list the dollar amounts for all such agenda items, and it was a close vote – so there is another side to this episode. The Superintendent has clashed in the past concerning charter schools, so there may be underlying reasons for this latest disagreement.

This is certainly NOT shades of Dekalb County in any shape or manner – only a minor incident being elevated by hyperbole and opinion.

bootney farnsworth

March 25th, 2013
3:58 pm

time to require a sanity test for BOE candidates.

if you want to be an effective gadfly, learn the rules backwards and forwards and choke them on procedure.

bootney farnsworth

March 25th, 2013
4:03 pm

is there a well functioning system anywhere in Georgia?
anywhere?

OriginalProf

March 25th, 2013
4:06 pm

@ bootney. That was the original purpose of Roberts Rules that the English Parliament created in 1893: to be able to out-maneuver your opponent through using the Rules correctly.

skipper

March 25th, 2013
4:09 pm

While there may be an issue here, I am certain that this lady is not in the same category as the Dekalb School Board. Come to think of it, the folks in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” are superior to Dekalb’s old board. Thanks to the new one! She may need to learn manners, procedures, etc., but a comparison to the old Dekalb Board should be reserved only to those whose I.Q. is under eighty……

bootney farnsworth

March 25th, 2013
4:09 pm

something I learned in my days with GPC. if you have total command of the rules and logic, you have an uphill battle. if you don’t know the rules, you get eaten alive

DeKalb Inside Out

March 25th, 2013
4:09 pm

The Cherokee Superintendent and Administration is used to a rubber stamp from the BOE. They care so little about the BOE that financial impact numbers in agenda items are often filled in with TBD and not actual numbers.

When Kelly Marlow questioned the staff last month about the “TBD”, the administration was incredulous that a board member would ask such an insulting question.

The Cherokee Tribune was so incredulous about the administration’s response they wrote an article about it. The Superintendent called the Tribune and had them pull the article.

http://openagenda.kellymarlowga.com/2013/02/21/173/

If you like rubber stamping board members, you’re not going to like Ms Marlow.

Mountain Man

March 25th, 2013
4:20 pm

The main problem is that when Board members get elected, they think that they are powerful Kings and Sovereigns that can do anything they want. That usually leads to micromanaging (see 1998 case above). Of course, the budget is a primary duty of the Board, so questions about it should be fair game (just go learn Robert’s Rules of Order, and how a Board is supposed to function).

reality check

March 25th, 2013
4:24 pm

Cherokee County is nothing like DeKalb County in any way. Politicians of any ilk are highly capable of being ignorant clowns, but DeKalb is in a class by itself.

USMC

March 25th, 2013
4:26 pm

“Cherokee school board: Shades of DeKalb in silly exchange between new board member and school chief”–MAUREEN DOWNEY

NOT even in the same universe as DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS and you know it, Maureen but nice try.

Maureen Downey

March 25th, 2013
4:29 pm

@USMC, Which is why I used the word “shades.” The truth is that it is very odd that a school board member, even a brand new one, does not know that the hired school chief doesn’t make motions as if he were part of the board. I wonder about the extent of training in Cherokee.
Maureen

USMC

March 25th, 2013
4:30 pm

“Cherokee County is nothing like DeKalb County in any way. Politicians of any ilk are highly capable of being ignorant clowns, but DeKalb is in a class by itself.”–reality check

Exactly, but MAUREEN uses INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY to try and “water down” the COMPLETE DISASTER that is the Dekalb County School system, so as not to appear as R@C!$T.

How about just being HONEST, Maureen? Call it like it IS.

DeKalb Inside Out

March 25th, 2013
4:39 pm

It was her 3rd meeting … rules of order … bygones.

The Superintendent characterized the issue as trivial, but I haven’t seen the video. Was it trivial or was Petruzielo just being lazy and not doing his job (or worse, trying to slide something by)? If there is a financial impact, it’s not beneath him to tell the board what it is.

Dunwoody Mom

March 25th, 2013
4:41 pm

As the old saying goes “pick your battles”. If you make everything a battle, at some point no one will pay attention to you.

sapientia et veritas

March 25th, 2013
4:43 pm

It looks like someone has put a PR hit out on Ms. Marlow. Why that woman dared to ask a question of the Great and Powerful Petruzielo! I’m bettin’ he’s calling the Cavalry to put her in her place. His first call will be to Dr. Elgart. When the good Dr. P didn’t appreciate the legislature changing the way the school board chair is elected, he had his good buddy, Dr. Elgart send a threatening letter to the Cherokee County Delegation. Here’s the link to refresh your memory:
http://canton-ga.patch.com/articles/redistricting-bill-concerns-official

It appears that Dr. P’s next call was to media outlets. Now we’re seeing the snark-machine in full gear going after Ms. Marlow for daring to ask questions about spending taxpayers’ dollars. We all know, that the superintendent class is not to be questioned. In fact, why do we even need a board of ed? Dr. P doesn’t have the time or inclination to have to deal with such trivial matters. Let’s all go on and make fun of Ms. Marlow based on our (likely wrong and incomplete) knowledge of Roberts Rules because that is really the important thing here. Protecting the taxpayers’ – well, that’s second and only OK if you have a savant-like recall of Robert’s Rules.

Times are a changin’ friends. People aren’t going to treat superintendents, Elgart and the education establishment with deference anymore, just because they are there. This isn’t 1960. Question away Ms. Marlow. Do it again and again. Don’t be intimidated. If, Dr. P and Dr. E, want to threaten the well-being of a school system all because you asked a question they didn’t approve, it will show them to be the frauds they are.

Dunwoody Mom

March 25th, 2013
4:44 pm

And make sure the battles you choose are really important to student achievement – something several of the DCSS BOE members had problems with.

OriginalProf

March 25th, 2013
4:45 pm

@ DeKalb Inside Out. I read your link: Kelly Marlow questioned a $25K expenditure in the budget that the previous BOE approved last July, 2012. Once a motion is passed, it can’t be revisited (or “questioned”) unless the entire committee makes the motion, seconded, to rescind the original vote and re-open discussion of it.

She doesn’t understand who can make committee motions, nor the rules governing them. She apparently doesn’t understand the concept of majority votes. Yup, she better memorize Roberts Rules, and fast.

Wait till she faces someone suddenly moving to table (stay, postpone) a committee motion she favors; finds out that further discussion is not permitted, only a vote to table it or not; and then discovers that a motion stays tabled indefinitely until someone who voted to table it makes the motion to UNTABLE it.

Bootney at 4:09 pm is absolutely right.

Cherokee Parent

March 25th, 2013
4:51 pm

There is more to this story than meets the eye. Several years ago in Cherokee County, Charter Schools USA (a for-profit charter management co. based in Florida) decided to start a charter school in our fair county. Their application was turned down 3 different times by the local school board and Dr. Petruzielo for various reasons. Eventually, the state chartered the school as a “special school” but this left a bitter divide and lots of resentment between pro-charter and anti-charter folks. Our former Senator, Chip Rogers, was a big supporter of this charter school. Many believe that as political payback to those on the local school board, our legislative delegation redrew the boundaries of the school board posts and put 2 incumbents into one post-2 incumbents who had voted against the charter school. The next step was to find pro-charter citizens to run in 2 of these posts, of which Kelly Marlow was one. She has 2 children at the charter school and it is rumored that she has said she would never put her children in a CCSD school. That is her prerogative, I just find her motives on the school board suspect. I applaud any elected representative being frugal with taxpayer monies, but let’s focus the energy on next year’s budget-this was just silly.

DeKalb Inside Out

March 25th, 2013
4:55 pm

OriginalProf … rules of order … I’m with ya. I’m just glad somebody is looking out for taxpayers in Cherokee. The battle between the Cherokee taxpayers and the Cherokee Superintendent has been a long time coming.

IMHO, I’d rather have Marlow over a rubber stamp that knows Robert’s Rules. That’s kinda my beef with the current DCSD board. Half of them don’t know what they’re doing so they’re just along for the ride and asking a couple questions along the way.

Rod Johnson

March 25th, 2013
4:58 pm

Oh no! Someone DARED to question the bloated fat superintendent and his little dictatorship! Quick -shun the mind that thinks for itself! Everyone must conform to the Big Fat Poobah Frankie P, who has more tax $$ wasted on his fat annual salary than state super John Barge!!

How DARE this woman ask questions about money! She was elected to have her strings pulled by the Master of Disaster – the fattest superintendent in GA, “Doctor” Frankie P!

The NERVE of this woman to actually do what she was elected to do. She should just be a Yes-Man, like the other board members in Cherokee (and Dekalb!) County.

It figures that the Lover Of Gov’t Lackeys Maureen Downey would prostate before such actions.

Eddie Hall

March 25th, 2013
5:06 pm

It is possible she has not yet had the mandated GSBA new board member training. They also have many options for online learning. The only thing she needs to remember, other than Roberts Rule of Order, is to address the Supt., not the staff, and that will keep her out of the micro managing business. As stated above, the budget is a main duty of any BOE, and she has every right to question.

Steely Dan

March 25th, 2013
5:07 pm

Wait, the woman asked questions about the budget and the teachers….the very people being FURLOUGHED by these wasteful spending decisions, applauded derisively?

Can anyone say ‘Stockholm Syndrome’? Why would teachers be so beholden to the very petulant little dictator who is deadset on furloughing as many of them as possible in order to keep more useless admins and bureacrats on the taxpayer payroll???

Suggestion: FIRE MORE TEACHERS! Hire younger ones at a lower cost who don’t have the same loser Entitlement Complex those teachers have. Let these spoiled babies find a job in the real world…something that DOESN’T pay them to take 4 months/year off.

I doubt those loser teachers (redundant!!) could hack reality though.

After all, those who can…do. Those who can’t…teach.

Good luck to Ms. Marlow. Sounds like she’s surrounded by superintendent sycophants and minions of yet-another bloated, overpaid gov’t agent. And again, I apologize for redundancy.

Centrist

March 25th, 2013
5:14 pm

My initial reaction that this is a politically inspired attack on the Cherokee Board member seems to be correct from several of the further explained comments above. The thrust of the dispute was not about who makes a motion as Ms. Downey would have us think, but about listing expenses on Board agenda items and challenging the administration on past/current issues.

Patrick Henry

March 25th, 2013
5:20 pm

Why are a bunch of teachers angry that a board member is actually looking out for their best financial interests?

Why would teachers defend the very person who is hellbent on furloughing them rather than making overdue cuts in admin and bureacracy?

Insanity is repeating the same thing and expecting different results. These teachers seem to fit that definition perfectly. It goes without saying that this also applies to the do-nothing, eat-everything superintendent.

Mr. Georgia

March 25th, 2013
5:23 pm

Wow where is Mark Eglert? To all of the ignorant and racist posters who are uninformed about the unconstitutional travesty that took place in Dekalb County, you really sound sad and stupid!! These (Dekalb suspended Board Members) people did nothing wrong , broke no laws and did not mismanage any money. If so they would have long been indicted. But remember this if you let the Governor’s and his hand picked state board’s decision prevail, all of our liberities are at risk!! Too many people are fixated with the wrong issues here in our state. How can we ever get out of 47th place in graduating students when the adults are too lazy and ignorant to research the issues and become better informed.

Cellophane

March 25th, 2013
5:24 pm

Is this the same petulant Kelly Marlow quoted in the AJC article in 2011 wanting revenge for the Cherokee school board’s vote against her charter school (where her children are enrolled, and she had them attend her BOE swearing in ceremony wearing their charter school uniforms)? http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/cherokee-unrest-flares-over-charter-vote/nQLBz/

Maureen Downey

March 25th, 2013
5:28 pm

@Centrist, Watch the board meeting.

BehindEnemyLines

March 25th, 2013
5:31 pm

I’ve met plenty of elected officials at a variety of levels who have told me the same basic thing: that the first two years in office are spent (figuratively) figuring out where the bathroom is & who has the keys. It’s some time later before they know enough to actually accomplish anything. In light of that, I’m not particularly surprised by this story.

ODD OWL

March 25th, 2013
5:39 pm

In the mean time schools are failing and students are not learning because they’re not being taught anything… It seems as though the children have been left out of the “educational” process…

OriginalProf

March 25th, 2013
5:42 pm

If there are the charter school politics shading this board and Ms. Marlow, then she should count on having this Board Chair use Roberts Rules where he can to rule her “out of order” or to quote the Rules to overrule her. She should learn them to protect herself. Those English parliamentarians of the 19th century really knew how to suavely slide a sword into the side.

Tom( Viet Vet-USAF)

March 25th, 2013
5:45 pm

Most jurisdictions pay their Superintendents around $250K. They must be well educated and highly skilled to be selected for these positions. The board members are then elected by the voters for these positions at around $15K. They do not have to have any specific skills just get elected by the ignorant voters. These board members should have skill levels like the ones Gov Deal put in place in Dekalb. A community activist, organizer or just a plain old politician with time on his/her hands will not do! It just shows that voters can be ignorant,not only in the black community but the white community(Cherokee) as well.

Maureen Downey

March 25th, 2013
5:46 pm

@DeKalb Inside Out; You’re being read; Cherokee Schools sent me this comment about your comment:

The “DeKalb Inside Out” comment at 4:09 p.m. on your Get Schooled post about the Cherokee County School Board is inaccurate. Agenda items list N/A for financial impact when it’s not applicable (i.e., recognition of students for awards; field trips paid for by students and their parents, etc.), not TBD. Also, what the commenter is referring to as being published in the Tribune was a letter to the editor not an article, and the Superintendent didn’t ask for it to be taken down nor did anyone from his staff.

You should leave your office

March 25th, 2013
5:46 pm

Maureen you really should leave your office more. If you had been in the room as I was you would know that all you babble about is completely wrong. You may have watched snippets of the meeting but clearly you missed the sarcasm being expressed. It is sad you miss the point of the conversation. Frank, Tom and Janet have moved millions with no paper work refuse to do simple tasks like fill in their own forms or answer simple questions by board members without ranting. In fact if you back to the February meeting and the GSBA vote what the board did was give Frank a blank check, not the previously budgeted amount. But you would never find outrage in such blind voting as long as it laps at the boot of a bloated bureaucrat

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

March 25th, 2013
5:47 pm

“Her comment bespoke a serious gap in her grasp of basic board governance. (And we all know how important that is to SACS.)”

I am 100% certain that the Cherokee county school board has nothing to fear from SACS. They don’t fit the profile that Elgart is most concerned with.

Patrick Henry

March 25th, 2013
6:02 pm

What’s the point of an Elected BOE? Why are these elected officials being ruled & hamstrung by an appointed Contractor superintendent? I see Marlow’s point – Cherokee County clearly frowns on actual, republican democracy (where elected officials represent constituents) and instead appears to embrace a rubber-stamp dictatorship, at least as was apparent from those mindlessly applauding teachers.

Most importantly, why does this appointed, un-elected contractor appear so afraid of associating a Taxpayer Cost with Budget Items? This man works for the taxpayer….not the other way around.

Just list the costs so that the taxpayer knows where their $$ is being spent. Or…is that why the appointed contractor appears so afraid in this video?

sapientia et veritas

March 25th, 2013
6:13 pm

@Maureen and @the person watching on behalf of “Cherokee Schools”
So, CCSD has someone on the payroll to monitor this blog and issue comments to Ms. Downey? Wow.

Ms. Marlow – I hope you will inquire into the cost of school district employees monitoring blogs. Is this a prudent expenditure on behalf of taxpayers? Does the use of employee time to monitor blogs aid, in any way, student achievement? How much money does this cost us?

The fact that Cherokee Schools called Ms. Downey about blog comments proves my earlier point. These administrations are frauds. They use students as human shields to protect their kingdom.

Well done, Ms. Marlow. You have already exposed them!

Tom( Viet Vet-USAF)

March 25th, 2013
6:15 pm

Ms Marlow(new board member) who is classified as a watchdog and reformer. What are the specific skills she brings to Cherokee? What is her background? The same unskilled type people got ousted in Dekalb, but it seems that she has supporters on this blog from the comments I’ve read. Let the Supers do the job they were hired for without the interference of activists, reformers, etc!! They worked and studied hard to obtain their PHD’s, that should mean something to educated people.

Holly Jones

March 25th, 2013
6:16 pm

This is not about watching out tax dollars. This is Kelly Marlow’s grudge against the very schools that she swore her kids would never attend once the Cherokee Charter opened. Her motives are beyond suspect. They are blatantly divisive. She’s trying to turn up ANY possible “misuse” of funds so she can run around saying “See!! Told you so!!” I’m all for looking for REAL misuse- this is not it.

She simply looks foolish and unprepared. They have had their GSBA training, so she should know what “her role” is. If she doesn’t, then she should pay out of her own pocket to be trained again.

The GSBA dues were approved in last year’s budget- a budget that, like every year, the BOE holds PUBLIC hearings on to allow the PUBLIC to see where their money is going. According to Dr. P, no one, other than the BOE members, attends these hearings. Having just served 4 years on my church council, I can attest to the fact that holding “open” meetings does not mean folks are clamoring for the chance to spend an evening picking apart a budget.

If Marlow thinks we can use that money better, than suggest it for the upcoming budget. But, the pittance that those dues are will not cut one furlough day from our calendar.

Mountain Man, I was a CCSD employee at the time of the Tim Moxley debacle, and I am with you- I do not want to go down that road again. Dr. P has helped us build a great school system here. I do not want to see petty grudges tear it apart.

Attentive Parent/Invisible Serfs Collar

March 25th, 2013
6:20 pm

They must be well educated and highly skilled to be selected for these positions

Tom-that is simply not true. A series of education degrees from open admissions universities does not constitute being “well-educated.” Moreover, have you read the criteria for an Education Leadership degree? Especially the doctorate.

It’s not about what you know. Rather the credential comes in return for agreeing to do certain things to students. Primarily involving implementing Marx’s Theory of Human Development on unsuspecting students and whatever the parent and taxpayer uproar.

Vanderbilt gives out EdD’s for Group Projects. No dissertation. I became familiar with it when an ignorant and arrogant AP kept bragging about the PhD she was getting. Turned out it was an EdD and had a group Capstone Project. Hers was sending out a survey to private schools on what they looked for in hiring teachers. With a follow-up letter on why education degrees were important too. Not just subject degrees.

Last I heard she was wreaking havoc as a Principal and moving the middle school to a block schedule without telling parents. But if she is aggressive enough in what she is willing to implement she too is on track to be a Super.

NW GA Math/Science Teacher

March 25th, 2013
6:21 pm

Watching the video, I get the sense that she’s honestly trying. Fumbling a bit, but trying to open things up. Good for you Marlow. Know that not all out here just want you to shut up and not rock the boat. If this were a representative in D.C., would the same folks be roasting him over congressional rules or applauding his tenacity?

DeKalb Inside Out

March 25th, 2013
6:27 pm

Cherokee County Schools,
In the February board meeting you listed the financial impact of GSBA dues as TBD. The letter to the editor and I are incredulous that a highly paid school district administration, such as Cherokee County, would have the temerity to put TBD down for a $25K expenditure.

Without an internal investigation it is impossible to know whether or not the administration contacted the Cherokee Tribune.

I appreciate the corrections to my earlier statement and would like a response to the original letter to the editor.

Kudos to newly elected Board Of Education member Kelly Marlow for having the temerity to question a nearly $25K expenditure in the board’s budget.

The implication from the board’s spokesperson, the Tribune’s former editor, was that the new member had no right to question something that had board approval in July 2012. What an arcane position to assume.

A member, duly elected in November has no right or position to question a decision made four months before the election and six months before the office was achieved.

Our good doctor of supervision implies that the questions, while unformed at the time, were answered by the orientation for new members. Obviously, for Ms. Marlowe’s satisfaction, this was not the case…

bootney farnsworth

March 25th, 2013
6:29 pm

I’m all for muckraking, and God knows this stupid system needs it, you gotta have all your ducks in tight rows to fight the power.

being right counts for nothing in this arena.

sapientia et veritas

March 25th, 2013
6:29 pm

@Tom,
Seems you have no tolerance for these pesky democratic values we enshrined in our Constitution. It appears that you appreciate a dictatorship acquired by credentials. Credentials, that you got wrong. Dr. P isn’t a Ph.D. He has an Ed.D. They are quite different. Look it up. While you are at it, look into the rigor, or lack thereof of these degrees.
Back to the matter of democracy, do you not believe Sir, that they school district is rightly OWNED by the citizens of Cherokee County? Or, do you believe that the superintendent and his staff own the district? Frankly, it is offensive for you to suggest that we should defer to our “Dear Leader”.

gette

March 25th, 2013
6:29 pm

To Eddie Hall who has given Marlow the benefit of the doubt”It is possible she has not yet had the mandated GSBA new board member training.”Marlow indeed went through the training. There is as one reader suggested”more here than meets the eye.Perhaps if she spent less time reading her texts from an audience member during the course of the meetings, and more focused on the issues that are important to the management/needs of the CCSD which for the most part has excellent ratings and achievement scores she would then serve ALL the students and teachers of Cherokee County well. But that does not seem to be her objective unfortunately. And I was at the meeting.

bootney farnsworth

March 25th, 2013
6:31 pm

what I’m a bit afraid of is she swung at the first pitch, and revealed her weaknesses to early