Boaz Schools Superintendent Accused o...

Boaz Schools Superintendent Accused of Bribery

There are 166 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Mar 25, 2010, titled Boaz Schools Superintendent Accused of Bribery. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

Bribery. Slander. Scandal. A Boaz City Schools principal publicly accused his superintendent of these things at Thursday's School Board meeting.

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Disgusted with Ignorance

United States

#163 May 16, 2010
You people don't know a good school system when you see it. Or maybe you just don't care that it is one of the best in the state.

Morton may be a good person, but the stink he has caused is not the mark of a good person. Mr. Dishman is not legally able to discuss employees with the public. None of us know what failures Mr. Morton might have as principal. He, like many other burned-out educators, probably wants to continue in the double dipping "Drop" program that allows a person to draw their retirement in the form of a savings account for five years while they continue to work. This program will eventually break the state if continued.

He should have either taken the early retirement incentive or requested to be transferred to something else for the few years left in the Drop program.
Should be Embarrassed

Birmingham, AL

#164 May 21, 2010
I agree that these comments make the good citizens look bad; misspelled words and failure to add periods at the end of sentences don't impress anyone, either. Maybe the whole school system needs to be looked at closely.
Disgusted with Ignorance

United States

#165 May 22, 2010
confused wrote:
I haven't heard what Mr. Morton has done wrong to be asked to retire early? Why does Dishman want him (Mr Morton) out? Can anyone explain?
Don't you folks know that Mr. Dishman cannot legally discuss any problems he has had with Morton or any other employee. This is not a fair fight.

I am not involved with the school, but know Mr. Dishman's reputation in the community and in his church. He too is a fine Christian man and would never do anything dishonest or unethical. It is customary to offer early-retirement incentives in school systems and other areas of work.
Disgusted with Ignorance

United States

#166 May 22, 2010
JUST WONDERING wrote:
I understand some what the feelings towards Mr. Dishman, but what about his board? They all seem to support him whole heartedly and are standing behind him. Those are several outstanding men and lady of our community that seem to be well respected. How have they let these issues continue if they are "illegal" or may even immoral? Are they held indirectly accountable for the actions they voted "yes" to? Dishman is the superintendent, but he does not make these decisions alone. I have heard the mayor supports Mr. Morton, but I have also heard that he supports Mr. Dishman. Just wondering outloud I suppose.......
The superintendent has a legal right to give an early-retirement incentive to an employee. There is nothing wrong with that practice. The board know this. It is one way to get burned-out, old employees who are hanging on trying to get the most out of the double-dipping drop program that allows an employee to have retirement pay put in a saving account for five years while they continue to work and draw a salary.
Concern Parent of BCSS

Gadsden, AL

#167 Jul 17, 2010
Lisa wrote:
I would like to start off by saying that this whole fight has now turned away from Dishman and turned to the fact that people are acting like the Alexander's did something wrong. Maybe they did, but i seriously doubt it.
Yes, I know there was a quote in the paper where one member said they run the city and Dishman had messed with the wrong family, so what?! Do they run the city, NO.
I am just afaid that what is really important here is going to get lost in the shuffle. Our children and their education is first and foremost the most important thing. If Dishman has done all he is being accused of, then he needs to go. From what I can tell, some of the board members need to go also. Why will the board not meet with Chris Alexander if he has an attorney friend with him? Sounds very suspicious to me. I would think it would be illegal for them to tell him he can't have his attorney present.
Please, let's all band together to find out the truth and to keep our children and their education a priority. If we as a city are fighting amongst ourselves, nothing will get resolved.
The Alexander's are in the wrong!!!! It's to bad people can't open there eyes to who is really running Boaz Schools. And too bad it's not someone totally different. Leland Dishman is and was not the problem!!! And i hope that Dishman gets every penny Boaz has for what they have done to him!!
Uncle BS

Madison, AL

#168 Jul 18, 2010
Concern Parent of BCSS wrote:
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The Alexander's are in the wrong!!!! It's to bad people can't open there eyes to who is really running Boaz Schools. And too bad it's not someone totally different. Leland Dishman is and was not the problem!!! And i hope that Dishman gets every penny Boaz has for what they have done to him!!
Dishman is going DOWN!!!

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