Superintendent back on Ballot

Superintendent back on Ballot

Posted in the Chatsworth Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Curious

Cleveland, GA

#1 Sep 21, 2012
I understand that there is an organizational meeting for getting this office back to an elected position. Anyone know anything about this? My friend got a flier on her car windshield at Bi-Lo.
guest

United States

#2 Sep 21, 2012
The only way that I could support something like that is if there were strict requirements on education/experience levels for prospective candidates.
Special RN

Cleveland, GA

#3 Sep 21, 2012
I agree about requirements. I also believe that there should be a year cap for this position. It seems as if the board agrees with every decision and doesnt challenge current leader. I have heard from teacher friends (I am a nurse) that principals have no say and all decisions come from the top with little input from those in the trenches. I understand that there is a board representing folks but are they accessible and open to ideas from the outside. Maybe if it were an elected position there would be more accountability directly to parents, teachers, and students. Of course in this county there is no telling who you would get to run the system. Do any counties in Georgia have elected Supers?
RESIDENT

United States

#4 Sep 21, 2012
Special RN wrote:
I agree about requirements. I also believe that there should be a year cap for this position. It seems as if the board agrees with every decision and doesnt challenge current leader. I have heard from teacher friends (I am a nurse) that principals have no say and all decisions come from the top with little input from those in the trenches. I understand that there is a board representing folks but are they accessible and open to ideas from the outside. Maybe if it were an elected position there would be more accountability directly to parents, teachers, and students. Of course in this county there is no telling who you would get to run the system. Do any counties in Georgia have elected Supers?
I have attended many School board meetings and will not anylonger. Removed my children from Murray County school system. The BOE goes along with everything the superintendent wants and they act like they are annoyed you are there! I am shocked also that she makes over $118,000.00 per year. One of the highest paid in the state. I also understand she wrote her own new contract. I was so tired of the politics in this system and am so happy now where my children are. Unfortunatly I have to pay tuition for private school and also pay school property taxes.
RESIDENT

United States

#5 Sep 21, 2012
Curious wrote:
I understand that there is an organizational meeting for getting this office back to an elected position. Anyone know anything about this? My friend got a flier on her car windshield at Bi-Lo.
No did not hear anything but it would be a good idea. Plese keep us updated. Thanks
Dan

Chatsworth, GA

#6 Sep 21, 2012
RESIDENT wrote:
<quoted text>I have attended many School board meetings and will not anylonger. Removed my children from Murray County school system. The BOE goes along with everything the superintendent wants and they act like they are annoyed you are there! I am shocked also that she makes over $118,000.00 per year. One of the highest paid in the state. I also understand she wrote her own new contract. I was so tired of the politics in this system and am so happy now where my children are. Unfortunatly I have to pay tuition for private school and also pay school property taxes.
I guess it doesn't bother you to come on this forum and lie. Vickie Reed is not one of the highest paid Superintendents in the State. If fact she is in the bottom 25% as far a pay goes. Both Supt's in Whitfield County make 30% at least more than she does.
By law, remember I said By law, the Supt has to be the highest paid position in the school system. By law the County is required to pay a certain % higher to the Supt than it's highest paid Teacher.So it doesn't matter who the Supt is they will receive the same or higher pay.
The School System is the largest employer in the County and they are resposnible for thousands of kids most of whom are happy with the current Supt. You think she is overpaid. Having to put up with uninformed idiots like you 24/7. If she were in private business running an operation of this size her pay would be three or four times higher.
Get informed and realize how tough this job is and you might appreciate the Supt more. No one has had a more difficult time to be Supt than Mrs Reed and she has done an outstanding job.
It's impossible to make all 10 or 12 thousand parent you have to deal with happy.
Just like the Sheriff or any other elected office the elected Supt would have to be beholden to who gave them the most money to run or the largest families with the most votes. That is why Georgia Supts are now appointed.
If you don't like the Supt change the School Board. Most people must be happy with them. Four seats were just open and none of them were contested. It's a shitty job and they too deserve more respect for giving their time for no money.
murray proud citizen

Jasper, GA

#7 Sep 22, 2012
Time to elect a superintendent like we did many years ago .. With qualifications so not just anyone can run ... That way we choose and don't waste thousands of dollars finding one like the school board does ..
Just me

Rome, GA

#8 Sep 22, 2012
You people don't have a clue about what it takes to run this school system. You set here and run your mouths how about showing up at the board meeting and learning what is really going on I'm at everyone and there is never anyone there but you people sure can set at home and talk .
Voter

United States

#9 Sep 22, 2012
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess it doesn't bother you to come on this forum and lie. Vickie Reed is not one of the highest paid Superintendents in the State. If fact she is in the bottom 25% as far a pay goes. Both Supt's in Whitfield County make 30% at least more than she does.
By law, remember I said By law, the Supt has to be the highest paid position in the school system. By law the County is required to pay a certain % higher to the Supt than it's highest paid Teacher.So it doesn't matter who the Supt is they will receive the same or higher pay.
The School System is the largest employer in the County and they are resposnible for thousands of kids most of whom are happy with the current Supt. You think she is overpaid. Having to put up with uninformed idiots like you 24/7. If she were in private business running an operation of this size her pay would be three or four times higher.
Get informed and realize how tough this job is and you might appreciate the Supt more. No one has had a more difficult time to be Supt than Mrs Reed and she has done an outstanding job.
It's impossible to make all 10 or 12 thousand parent you have to deal with happy.
Just like the Sheriff or any other elected office the elected Supt would have to be beholden to who gave them the most money to run or the largest families with the most votes. That is why Georgia Supts are now appointed.
If you don't like the Supt change the School Board. Most people must be happy with them. Four seats were just open and none of them were contested. It's a shitty job and they too deserve more respect for giving their time for no money.
The previous poster should have stated per student population she is. The others paid higher are in larger areas. Probably the school board seats were not contested as those wanting to run know they can not disagree with Ms Reed. You stated that an elected superintendent would be beholden to the most money or largest family . Do you really think the Reed name did not help her become the superintendent? I thank God my children are grown and no longer in this school system. By the way your attitude in this posting sounds alot like Ms Reed?????
Voter

United States

#10 Sep 22, 2012
Just me wrote:
You people don't have a clue about what it takes to run this school system. You set here and run your mouths how about showing up at the board meeting and learning what is really going on I'm at everyone and there is never anyone there but you people sure can set at home and talk .
Years ago many of us would attend. More recently it did not matter what we said . We did not feel welcomed and most board members, and especially the Superintendent resented us being there . Tried very hard to keep us from expressing our views. We stopped attending and I am not surprised there is no attendance now.
voter

United States

#11 Sep 22, 2012
Special RN wrote:
I agree about requirements. I also believe that there should be a year cap for this position. It seems as if the board agrees with every decision and doesnt challenge current leader. I have heard from teacher friends (I am a nurse) that principals have no say and all decisions come from the top with little input from those in the trenches. I understand that there is a board representing folks but are they accessible and open to ideas from the outside. Maybe if it were an elected position there would be more accountability directly to parents, teachers, and students. Of course in this county there is no telling who you would get to run the system. Do any counties in Georgia have elected Supers?
How are local-level superintendents chosen in the SLC member states?
In most of the SLC member states (12 of 15), local-level school superintendents are appointed by their school board. Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi are the three exceptions, where some superintendents are appointed and others elected.
Selection Methods for Local Superintendents in the SLC Member States
Alabama
There are 128 local superintendents. There are city superintendents and county superintendents. City superintendents are appointed by city school boards. Twenty-seven county superintendents are appointed by county school boards and 40 are elected.
Arkansas
There are 310 local superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
Florida
There are 67 county superintendents. County superintendents are elected, although local electors may choose to make county superintendents appointed by county school boards. In fact, 44 county superintendents are elected and 23 are appointed by county school boards.
Georgia
There are 181 local superintendents. There are city superintendents and county superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
Kentucky
Local school board members are elected. There are county superintendents and independent superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
Louisiana
There are 68 local superintendents. There are parish (county) superintendents and city superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
Mississippi
There are 152 local superintendents. There are consolidated school district superintendents, county school district superintendents and municipal school district superintendents. Some local superintendents are elected, while other local superintendents are appointed.
Missouri
There are 524 local superintendents. There are metropolitan superintendents, seven director superintendents, special superintendents and urban superintendents. Local superintendents are apponted by local school boards.
North Carolina
There are 117 local superintendents. There are city superintendents and county superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
Oklahoma
There are 538 local superintendents. There are elementary superintendents and independent superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
South Carolina
There are 85 local superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
Tennessee
There are 136 local superintendents. There are city superintendents, county superintendents and special superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
Texas
There are 1,043 local superintendents. There are common school district superintendents, common consolidated county-line school district superintendents, common consolidated school district superintendents, independent school district superintendents, municipal school district superintendents and rural high school district superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.
voter

United States

#12 Sep 22, 2012
Virginia

There are 133 local superintendents. There are city superintendents, county superintendents, single county superintendents and town superintendents. Local superintendents are appointed by local school boards.


West Virginia

There are 55 county superintendents. County superintendents are appointed by county school boards.
voter

United States

#13 Sep 22, 2012
Hope this helps.
voter

Cleveland, TN

#14 Sep 22, 2012
Hope this helps too:

Let's see:
*7 furlough days for teachers
*22 additional furlough days for the poor custodians
*overloading classes
*no books for the high schooler's to take home
*nepotism
*increasing millage rate
*getting all your buddies on the school board so they approve everything you recommendd
*reduction in classroom hours (do the math, the kids do not get as much instruction)
*principals away from their schools more than they are there (especially family members :))

*Scaring everyone into doing what you want because they are afraid they'll lose their jobs, reducing benefits, increasing workload, sinking the finances.

Doctoring up the graduation rates, surrounding yourself with idiots.

I'm sure there is more, but I'll stop there.
murray proud citizen

Munford, AL

#15 Sep 22, 2012
Voter wrote:
<quoted text>Years ago many of us would attend. More recently it did not matter what we said . We did not feel welcomed and most board members, and especially the Superintendent resented us being there . Tried very hard to keep us from expressing our views. We stopped attending and I am not surprised there is no attendance now.
I agree why go to board meetings . The school board and superintendent don't listen why we elect new member every 4 years ... Just wasting your time going if you give your input on things they just pass them on by ..
Just me

Rome, GA

#16 Sep 22, 2012
Yea your so right just set home and wine on topix that's going to change things
gopherEverette

Cleveland, TN

#17 Sep 23, 2012
Just me wrote:
Yea your so right just set home and wine on topix that's going to change things
Right, we shall light our torches and pitchforks! Just what the heck do you propose? It's not like we can just up and move our kids out of schools because who the heck is going to buy our houses over here? Reed has put MC into a hole and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. Go to BOE meetings and gripe? Please! We are in the absolute worse shape in our area! No books, no substitute teachers, 158 days of education, furloughs, good teachers getting ran off. When your kids graduate (and that ain't real hard to do over here)and have to take all the remedial classes at DSC, then maybe you will understand. You can sugar coat it all you want, but MC is going down the crapper and we simply get to watch. They got rid of Doc H. at Mt. Creek, the kids loved him and the teachers respected him. Now what do they have? Ask the kids who go there. Half of them don't even know who the principal is! Don't forget that a kid toted around a loaded sawed off 12 gauge all day and nobody...nobody noticed! How fair is it that some kids get to go to the TAJ Mahal up there while some get stuck at a dilapidated building with different class offerings? This stuff isn't made up.
VOTER

United States

#18 Sep 23, 2012
gopherEverette wrote:
<quoted text>
Right, we shall light our torches and pitchforks! Just what the heck do you propose? It's not like we can just up and move our kids out of schools because who the heck is going to buy our houses over here? Reed has put MC into a hole and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. Go to BOE meetings and gripe? Please! We are in the absolute worse shape in our area! No books, no substitute teachers, 158 days of education, furloughs, good teachers getting ran off. When your kids graduate (and that ain't real hard to do over here)and have to take all the remedial classes at DSC, then maybe you will understand. You can sugar coat it all you want, but MC is going down the crapper and we simply get to watch. They got rid of Doc H. at Mt. Creek, the kids loved him and the teachers respected him. Now what do they have? Ask the kids who go there. Half of them don't even know who the principal is! Don't forget that a kid toted around a loaded sawed off 12 gauge all day and nobody...nobody noticed! How fair is it that some kids get to go to the TAJ Mahal up there while some get stuck at a dilapidated building with different class offerings? This stuff isn't made up.
You are correct!
Parent

Chatsworth, GA

#19 Sep 23, 2012
voter wrote:
Hope this helps too:
Let's see:
*7 furlough days for teachers
*22 additional furlough days for the poor custodians
*overloading classes
*no books for the high schooler's to take home
*nepotism
*increasing millage rate
*getting all your buddies on the school board so they approve everything you recommendd
*reduction in classroom hours (do the math, the kids do not get as much instruction)
*principals away from their schools more than they are there (especially family members :))
*Scaring everyone into doing what you want because they are afraid they'll lose their jobs, reducing benefits, increasing workload, sinking the finances.
Doctoring up the graduation rates, surrounding yourself with idiots.
I'm sure there is more, but I'll stop there.
Not one of you whiney turds qualified to run for the School Board. In fact nobody qualified to run after all of the griping. All you want to do is complain and tell lies about people trying to educate you children and basically the BOE does it for no pay. Everybody including the Supt took pay cuts. The Supt did not furlough herself she just took a pay cut and worked anyway.
If you can prove they doctored up graduation rates you should go to the DA or the State School Board with a complaint or shut your mouth.
You were on here about a year ago telling crap that was not true under another name, people corrected you and here you are back doing the same thing again. Now there is no excuse.
Ask Brenda Sandlin what she thinks of the School Board and the Supt now that she is on the Board. She was going to be a hellraiser and cure all the so called problems with the BOE and the Supt..Tea party was going to take names and kick ass.What happened?
You don't have a clue what is going on in the School System.
Beaner

Ringgold, GA

#20 Sep 23, 2012
Pencil in Beaner. At least I can spell.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chatsworth Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
mc school supt 19 min Not a hick 5
For Hire Sexy Decoy (Mar '14) 8 hr God is a bad ass 34
How about Murray County Department of Family an... (Jun '10) Tue Billy Stanley 90
Inland Port (Oct '15) Mar 16 Concerned cannot ... 90
bad rental tenants / housemate warning Mar 12 thetimestheyareac... 4
Chatsworth Music Thread (Mar '14) Mar 9 Musikologist 26
whats wrong with chatsworth?? Mar 8 thetimestheyareac... 12

Chatsworth Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Chatsworth Mortgages