Pete Sumpter
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Jonesville, VA

#1 Oct 30, 2011
Candidate Sumpter declares that he will support extracurricular activities over Accredidation of schools (SACS). Wow ! a statement proclaiming his view of importance I suppose. Folks, I think its more important for our educational facilities to be accredited as schools rather than transporting cheerleaders 150 miles on a bus. That is absurd Pete !
Green Goat

United States

#2 Oct 31, 2011
Extracurricular activities do more for the students than SACS. Accredidation is nothing more than a money maker for the SACS. Pay your fees...your district is accredidated.
It is BS..... does nothing for the students or district.

PS will not BS you. You will not get that out of the rest. Just saying......
Just sayin

Portage, MI

#3 Oct 31, 2011
Accreditation does mean something if you value education I would much rather to send my son to a school where they are accredited than to send him somewhere that money is wasted on 150 mile trips for cheerleaders. So Pete is a straight shooter since you think so ask him if he made money on the tw fieldhouse or walking trail. I'm sure the answer you get will not be shot straight and to figure that out do some research. Green goat you spend alot of time on here and seem to know everything have you ever considered politics?
Just sayin

Portage, MI

#4 Oct 31, 2011
And might I add it's obvious you have never been part if a SACS evaluation. Check out www.sacs.org and try to understand the process then I think it's safe to say it's more than paying money for accreditation. SACS signifies that the school has a purpose appropriate education and has resources programs and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that purpose. Yep much more important than extracurricular I do believe.
Agree

Lawndale, NC

#5 Oct 31, 2011
I agree seeing our schools accredited is much more important than any extracurricular that's what's wrong with schools now more value placed on sports rather than education. That wasn't a smart statement to make by mr. Sumpter.
To the point

Jonesville, VA

#6 Oct 31, 2011
I agree with you Just Saying, our accreditation is more valuable than paying for cheerleaders to go to camps. I heard one student in neighboring county lost an 80,000 dollar scholarship because their school was not accredited by SACS. The student had the scholarship, but when the university found her high school was not part of sacs.. they took back the scholarship .. how sad for that student and family! I want my children to have the opportunity to have those resources available!
To the point

Jonesville, VA

#7 Oct 31, 2011
Yes the field house at TW, he was paid as a sub contractor WHILE on the board!!!! Is that legal?? I'm don't mind a fellow lee county person to make money but that just seems so wrong. It makes me wonder what interest he really has running for s.b.
Whoa

Lawndale, NC

#8 Oct 31, 2011
Yea that's a straight shooter! Pete says what he wants you to hear
Green Goat

United States

#9 Oct 31, 2011
Just sayin wrote:
Accreditation does mean something if you value education I would much rather to send my son to a school where they are accredited than to send him somewhere that money is wasted on 150 mile trips for cheerleaders. So Pete is a straight shooter since you think so ask him if he made money on the tw fieldhouse or walking trail. I'm sure the answer you get will not be shot straight and to figure that out do some research. Green goat you spend alot of time on here and seem to know everything have you ever considered politics?
Politics?....holy smoke, things would really be messed up then....better leave me where I'm at.....
More truth

Blacksburg, VA

#10 Oct 31, 2011
Pete made money on both the field house and the walking trail. He also made $24,600.00 on the press box at Lee High for "remodeling and installing a "$6000.00" stair case". Not only that but he also did it without a building permit! The press box will now have to be redone because the job was not done by state code! And this from a man who is in the Va state building code board? C'mon man! He has also turned in a $180,000.00 bid to put a roof on the Elydale Elementary school building when the school system received $100,000.00 insurance settlement on the present roof. Sounds like he and Carl Bailey both have the best in mind for Lee Counties money!!
The REAL Truth

Jonesville, VA

#11 Nov 1, 2011
Whoever is writing these lies about Pete Sumpter must be pretty desperate! Only one who is cornered would print such blatant lies. People KNOW Pete Sumpter, so the only ones you will be fooling will be yourself and a few ignorant people. Thank goodness, District 1 has many intelligent people who can read through the lies/lines. I suggest, Mr. Chadwell, that you talk about what YOU have done (well, that would not take many words) instead of trying to make Pete Sumpter look bad. Hey, who do YOU think YOU are fooling? Mr. Sumpter did not make money on TW Field House, and you know this as well as I. Furthermore, had you any knowledge of such matters, you would know that the walking trail was not funded by Lee County Schools, but by the Virginia Department of Transportation and was open for bids from any interested licensed contractor.(Another example of why people will not believe you since you make statements about things of which you have no knowledge, just ignorance.) All can be verified by the appropriate parties. What YOU need to address is not false accusations about Pete Sumpter, but to tell the people in District 1 why you have done nothing until election time and why you have allowed your wife to control not only the Central Office, but you, also. Why have YOU allowed her to spend money from funds designated for other purposes without appropriate approval? Why does she think SHE is in charge of Lee County Schools? I certainly did not vote her in as MY leader! Mr. Sumpter always made sure he visited schools and talked to everyone. Mr. Chadwell, you were invited numerous times to schools in District 1 for special functions, and you not only did not come, but did not even respond! And you say you care about the schools, teachers, and children in Lee County? Give me a break!!! Pete Sumpter can verify what HE has done. What about YOU? We all know the answer to that. You simply CANNOT. Give it up, the people know, and the people WILL elect an honest man for school board, and Mr. Chadwell, that definitely WILL NOT BE YOU!!!
Ewing

Jonesville, VA

#12 Nov 1, 2011
Are you starting to sweat the election, Chadwell? Or just afraid what your wife will do if you lose? Lies won't fly with the people of Lee County! Maybe you should find a summer home somewhere...and a winter, spring, and fall home might also be appropriate.
Twisting the Truth

Jonesville, VA

#13 Nov 1, 2011
As always, desperate times call for desperate actions. Obviously, those who are worried that an HONEST man might get elected have chosen to twist his statements. Mr. Sumpter has objected to the frivolous waste of taxpayer's money used towards SACS accreditation. Over 11,000 dollars that could have been spent towards resources and supplies for our children. Instead, our School Board elected to approve funds for limousine service to and from the airport for the SACS review team even though taxpayer's have already purchased several vehicles for that purpose. In addition, they elected to house the SACS review team in a pricey little bed and breakfast in the Gap rather than in a more appropriate setting, such as the hotel in Jonesville. This would have been very convenient for meetings at the Central Office negating the need to rent out space at Webb's Country Kitchen for that purpose. So intent on impressing the review team, and providing $40 gift baskets for each of them, which violates the very guidelines and policies set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools was the Central Office, was the Central Office that they did not stop to consider how that money could be better spent. SACS is intended to assess quality assurance; however, Lee County Schools review was held during snow days. Teachers, principals and students were not even observed in action. Accrediation was based soley on the OPINION of the people provided with limousine service, upscale lodging, and gifts they rightfully should have denied.

Mr. Sumpter has stated time and again that he supports the advancement of our children's education. His goal is to see students and teachers receive the resources they desperately need to acquire state accreditation and adequate yearly progress - a federal requirement. At this time, 5 of 11 Lee County schools are not in compliance with AYP. Teachers are buying their own paper, their own ink, and copying papers for their students at home due to no funding for workbooks, 7 year old textbooks and a limit on copying. Teachers who make approximately $30,000 -$40,000 a year are taking money from their families to see to the welfare of our children. Meanwhile, one director making $80,000 is using funds to provide her friends with new furniture, her office with renovations, the Central Office with over $900 in tables and decorations for the hallways, limousine service for a review team and other ridiculous expenditures.

Does Mr. Sumpter believe in extra-curricular activities? I certainly hope so! My question is: Why doesn't Mr. Chadwell? JROTC, forensics, Spanish Club, Science Club, and yes, even sports. Mr. Sumpter believes in the advancement and development of the whole child. Are our children not entitled to the same advantages as the other children across our nation? I say yes.

Mr. Sumpter is an HONEST man. He will tell you the truth. He will work hard from his first day in office til his last. Mr. Chadwell has already proven that he makes empty promises and works only for about a month before the election.

I would hope that the citizens of Lee County have learned a lesson in the past four years.
wow

Mount Juliet, TN

#14 Nov 1, 2011
lol i think "mr sumpter" needs to stay off topix and let people speak their minds for themselves...
Rose Hill

Jonesville, VA

#15 Nov 2, 2011
Since I have written some of the above....and I am not Pete Sumpter...I guess you do not know that there are many of us in Lee County who want to speak what is on our minds, too...and that is what the First Amendment is all about...or didn't you know that? I know for a fact that Pete Sumpter does not respond to ignorance stated on Topix...more than I can say for you, MR. CHADWELL and company!
Haha

Rockford, MI

#16 Nov 2, 2011
Pete sumpter and honest man cannot coexist in the same sentence. If Pete was so honest why did he lose the election four years ago? The role of a board member is to approve budget, hire superintendent, set policy, provide accountability,and provide advocacy. AND NOT intervene in day to day operations of the school. Mr. Chadwell received a distinguished award during his time as board member for his work and service through the state did Pete receive such, nope he was just cashing checks as you say the intelligent people won't be fooled
Haha

Rockford, MI

#17 Nov 2, 2011
Not to mention during Peres tenure we were paying at LEAST two superintendents at the same time
Bravo

Jonesville, VA

#18 Nov 2, 2011
Well what low shots PS camp is taking! Let's look at which one of the candidates has more to gain being on the board. KC yes his wife does work for SB office but she is at the top of where she can go and she was there under PS tenure on SB. PS has his wife working as a teacher, his daughter working as a teacher, and his son in law as a teacher.. I am pretty sure that's all. Any 3 of them can advance under his tenure if elected. Plus it is a fact PS makes money in construction, so it really doesnt make sense to me why he would give up being able to make money on construction jobs for the SB by being on a board that pays next to nothing. I am sure there are ways around this. I think PS has way more personal motives to being on the board. If he is on board and any of them advance I think it is a clear case of Nepotism! This county has had it's share of that over the years.. I don't want to have it in place to happen again.
Jolly Rancher

Jonesville, VA

#19 Nov 2, 2011
Bravo wrote:
Well what low shots PS camp is taking! Let's look at which one of the candidates has more to gain being on the board. KC yes his wife does work for SB office but she is at the top of where she can go and she was there under PS tenure on SB. PS has his wife working as a teacher, his daughter working as a teacher, and his son in law as a teacher.. I am pretty sure that's all. Any 3 of them can advance under his tenure if elected. Plus it is a fact PS makes money in construction, so it really doesnt make sense to me why he would give up being able to make money on construction jobs for the SB by being on a board that pays next to nothing. I am sure there are ways around this. I think PS has way more personal motives to being on the board. If he is on board and any of them advance I think it is a clear case of Nepotism! This county has had it's share of that over the years.. I don't want to have it in place to happen again.
Those teachers can hold their own and deserve tenure, they are good!
Wellwell

Rockford, MI

#20 Nov 2, 2011
Tenure will take care of itself and I ask this only one if those should be up fir tenure. The other two should have already been tenured. If I'm not mistake one of those was hired under kc and
even moved a year later to accommodate his travel so he could coach at tw and yes that was pets son in law I think. So you ask what has Kyle done? I think the more appropriate answer would be what he hasn't done. He hasn't been nepotistical he hasn't taken thousands of dollars from the county. Also it takes three votes to accomplish anything within the school board so you can't point a finger at one person.

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