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Olive Branch, MS

#1 Jul 19, 2011
Must have been some truth to the post about the board members running over people to get what they want since the topic has been deleted.
Bulldog supporter

United States

#2 Jul 19, 2011
The board needs to ask questions about future employees qualifications before jumping in and voting yes to all names put before them. A licensed applicant should get the job over a person who is not licensed. There again...good ole boy system!!!
really

Jacksonville, AR

#3 Jul 23, 2011
Why would you hire someone who is not licensed? That does not make sense.
Bulldog supporter wrote:
The board needs to ask questions about future employees qualifications before jumping in and voting yes to all names put before them. A licensed applicant should get the job over a person who is not licensed. There again...good ole boy system!!!
DUH!!!

Olive Branch, MS

#4 Jul 23, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text>Why would you hire someone who is not licensed? That does not make sense.
That's the point! It makes no sense but they still do it. Last names are more important than a teaching degree around these parts. We better not talk about it though or the geniuses that have presided over the school board meetings the last several years might get agitated.
Bulldog supporter

United States

#5 Jul 23, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text>Why would you hire someone who is not licensed? That does not make sense.
Usually the board is not aware because it is the name given to them by the super. A person with a college degree (not an education degree) can be hired and then has 3 years to get certified to teach. This was put in place for districts with shortages of certified teachers. They do not have the same qualifications as a person that has earned a college degree specifically to teach children. Just my opinion!!!
really

Jacksonville, AR

#6 Jul 23, 2011
Wow!! I am amazed that schools would hire someone without a teaching degree.

[QUOTE who="DUH!!!"]<quo ted text>That's the point! It makes no sense but they still do it. Last names are more important than a teaching degree around these parts. We better not talk about it though or the geniuses that have presided over the school board meetings the last several years might get agitated.[/QUOTE]
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Olive Branch, MS

#7 Jul 25, 2011
I am amazed as well. How can I find out if my child has these teachers? Or can I even do that? I don't want someone trained in architecture or sales to teach my child. If that were the case, I could teach them myself!
whatever

Cabot, AR

#8 Jul 25, 2011
The people who teach your children are qualified to do so. There are MANY teachers who chose this route these days. I assure you that all the teachers at BK are qualified to teach your children. They may not have their actual certification yet, but they are still qualified. As for last names being so important, not so much! One of the first things Mr. Burge, our interim Superintendent asked all the people that he interviewed was "who are you related to that already works here". Which I understand to an extent, but I also think is a bit ignorant. Bald Knob is a small community, so there's going to be a lot of people who are related to each other working at the school. It's not that big of a deal! Who supposedly was hired that didn't have a license over someone who did?
really

United States

#9 Jul 25, 2011
Maybe Mr. Burge saw a problem and that was his reasoning for asking that question. I agree it is small town, but that should not affect hiring qualified applicants to teach our children.
whatever wrote:
The people who teach your children are qualified to do so. There are MANY teachers who chose this route these days. I assure you that all the teachers at BK are qualified to teach your children. They may not have their actual certification yet, but they are still qualified. As for last names being so important, not so much! One of the first things Mr. Burge, our interim Superintendent asked all the people that he interviewed was "who are you related to that already works here". Which I understand to an extent, but I also think is a bit ignorant. Bald Knob is a small community, so there's going to be a lot of people who are related to each other working at the school. It's not that big of a deal! Who supposedly was hired that didn't have a license over someone who did?
ditto

Olive Branch, MS

#10 Jul 25, 2011
This is unsettling...
Guest

Cabot, AR

#11 Jul 25, 2011
Here's something else to think about, in 2007-2008 school year, the school was under fiscal distress. Obvisouly they havent learned how to save money still because look at the new football complex, and now there is talk of building a new
Middle School. Really? In a couple of years everyone will be fundraising and S.O.Sing again.
guest

Cabot, AR

#12 Jul 26, 2011
Actually financially the school is in the best shape ever. Really wish Mr Staggs could have stayed. It is going to be a huge mistake to have Keith Williams for superintendent!!
trusting

Annapolis, MD

#13 Jul 26, 2011
I feel that Mr. Burge was a wonderful asset for the school during the time he was interim. In addition, I firmly believe that Mr. Williams will do what is best financially for the school. At this time, finances are really not the issue at the school. That is under control. As for building a new middle school, that has been needed for a long time. When schools choose to build [many times they are required too], there is a lot of state financial assistance.

Mr. Williams has a strong financial background. I have faith he will not overextend the school financially.

Also, he seems open to listening to what people feel and think. That is very much needed at the school.
guest wrote:
Actually financially the school is in the best shape ever. Really wish Mr Staggs could have stayed. It is going to be a huge mistake to have Keith Williams for superintendent!!
guest

Dallas, TX

#14 Jul 27, 2011
I enjoyed Mr. Burge. He was constantly on campus! Even the students recognized him. We need Dr. Williams to be an equally visible super.
interested to know

United States

#15 Jul 27, 2011
When is the next board meeting??
curious also

Searcy, AR

#16 Jul 27, 2011
Yes, when is the board meeting? Anyone know?
interested to know

United States

#17 Jul 28, 2011
curious also wrote:
Yes, when is the board meeting? Anyone know?
I was told tonight
curious also

Olive Branch, MS

#18 Jul 28, 2011
What time and where? Are they open to the public?
interested to know

Dallas, TX

#19 Jul 28, 2011
curious also wrote:
What time and where? Are they open to the public?
They are open to the public. It will be at the admin building at 6:00 I think. You may call admin office and ask for sure. Sometimes the meeting is moved to a larger room due to the number of people attending.
info

United States

#20 Jul 28, 2011
There is NO board meeting tonight.

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