Remove the School Board
Parent

Dawsonville, GA

#21 Mar 7, 2013
Letter to Editor wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe the BOE doesn't 'have a clue'; some people have been around long enough to understand who is behind the re- election of board members. In my opinion it isn't actually the Supt. running the school.
Everyone who is from here knows Bill Kendall controls all the elections in this County and has for many years. Anyone think it is a coincident that the former Supervisor of elections moved to a Country that does not have good extradition treaties with the US? If I had committed multiple Federal crimes and knew the FBI and others were looking into the matter, that is what I would do.
Now that the whole story is out in the open if the School Board does not step in and require the positions to be advertised they have set themselves up for removal by the Governor, just as he has done in other Counties where stuff like this happens. Maybe that is the plan.
I know this, the guy won't last two school years now. The reason behind his hiring has been exposed and the current Superintendent won't be there in two years to protect him. Parents won't respect him and teachers will joke about him behind his back. He is destine for failure regardless of how good of job he does.
Twenty five year olds kids only think of today. They don't understand that being fired from a job you never should have gotten, is a death sentence on a career. He will be lucky to find a teaching job in three years.
Just my opinion, I could be wrong.
concerned

Dahlonega, GA

#22 Mar 7, 2013
Parent wrote:
<quoted text>Everyone who is from here knows Bill Kendall controls all the elections in this County and has for many years. Anyone think it is a coincident that the former Supervisor of elections moved to a Country that does not have good extradition treaties with the US? If I had committed multiple Federal crimes and knew the FBI and others were looking into the matter, that is what I would do.
Now that the whole story is out in the open if the School Board does not step in and require the positions to be advertised they have set themselves up for removal by the Governor, just as he has done in other Counties where stuff like this happens. Maybe that is the plan.
I know this, the guy won't last two school years now. The reason behind his hiring has been exposed and the current Superintendent won't be there in two years to protect him. Parents won't respect him and teachers will joke about him behind his back. He is destine for failure regardless of how good of job he does.
Twenty five year olds kids only think of today. They don't understand that being fired from a job you never should have gotten, is a death sentence on a career. He will be lucky to find a teaching job in three years.
Just my opinion, I could be wrong.
I have been doing some investigating. First of all I found out he is 39 years old. After doing some research I found out from another county board member you do Not have to advertise if you are moving around empoyees you already have. Maybe before writing a letter to the editor we should find out more facts before spewing off. just saying.......
Same old song

United States

#23 Mar 7, 2013
concerned wrote:
<quoted text>I have been doing some investigating. First of all I found out he is 39 years old. After doing some research I found out from another county board member you do Not have to advertise if you are moving around empoyees you already have. Maybe before writing a letter to the editor we should find out more facts before spewing off. just saying.......
A quick Google search tells me he might be in his Thirties. He claims to have coached football for 7 years. He was a health/PE coach prior to being hired by the Superintendent as the Assistant Principal. I could not find any prior administrative experience.
That means we probably hired someone with no experience as Vice Principal then promoted them to Principal six months later. That is just dumb.
Did you ask the School Board member why they didn't advertise to see if they could find someone qualified for the position? Just because you don't have to advertise doesn't mean it is the right thing to do. Our School Board is a bunch of idiots. I though the new Superintendent might be going to change things around here. All she is doing is hiring her unqualified friends. We have watched that movie for the past 50 years. It's not what you know in Towns County. It's who you know.

http://www.townscountyherald.net/pdf/tch08-08...
Terrible

Hiddenite, NC

#24 Mar 7, 2013
True, you don't have to advertise. It just makes good sense, unless you got Superman or Superwoman sitting there ready to move into a position!!

(when I say superman/woman, I mean someone that has been tried and tested, one you have seen work firsthand, one who has proven himself/herself in other administrative roles!!)

Is this asking too much?

I think it probably is with this BOE!! They wouldn't know "quality" if it smacked them in the face!!
Reader

Dawsonville, GA

#25 Mar 7, 2013
concerned wrote:
<quoted text>I have been doing some investigating. First of all I found out he is 39 years old. After doing some research I found out from another county board member you do Not have to advertise if you are moving around empoyees you already have. Maybe before writing a letter to the editor we should find out more facts before spewing off. just saying.......
His little brother who lives with him in North Carolina is 17 so that would make a 21 year difference in their ages. I think he might be 29 years old judging from the picture and what the story from the Herald said. It doesn't matter, he does not have the experience or education necessary to help our school in my opinion.
mom 2

Norcross, GA

#26 Mar 7, 2013
Reader wrote:
<quoted text>His little brother who lives with him in North Carolina is 17 so that would make a 21 year difference in their ages. I think he might be 29 years old judging from the picture and what the story from the Herald said. It doesn't matter, he does not have the experience or education necessary to help our school in my opinion.
why should he learn how to be principal at our expense?
I want an experienced person. If we are paying him 80,000, I want
an experienced person.

Since: Oct 08

Hiawassee

#27 Mar 7, 2013
Parent wrote:
<quoted text>Everyone who is from here knows Bill Kendall controls all the elections in this County and has for many years. Anyone think it is a coincident that the former Supervisor of elections moved to a Country that does not have good extradition treaties with the US? If I had committed multiple Federal crimes and knew the FBI and others were looking into the matter, that is what I would do.
Now that the whole story is out in the open if the School Board does not step in and require the positions to be advertised they have set themselves up for removal by the Governor, just as he has done in other Counties where stuff like this happens. Maybe that is the plan.
I know this, the guy won't last two school years now. The reason behind his hiring has been exposed and the current Superintendent won't be there in two years to protect him. Parents won't respect him and teachers will joke about him behind his back. He is destine for failure regardless of how good of job he does.
Twenty five year olds kids only think of today. They don't understand that being fired from a job you never should have gotten, is a death sentence on a career. He will be lucky to find a teaching job in three years.
Just my opinion, I could be wrong.
Ok you sorry piece of crap. Please enlighten us on the federal crimes a member of my family is guilty of. For the record the country she moved to does have treaties with the US. This my friend is slander and I am sure you will address this with her when she returns in May!!!
Tipping point

Dawsonville, GA

#28 Mar 8, 2013
not blind follower wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok you sorry piece of crap. Please enlighten us on the federal crimes a member of my family is guilty of. For the record the country she moved to does have treaties with the US. This my friend is slander and I am sure you will address this with her when she returns in May!!!
The trouble with people who have a guilty conscious is, they tend to read into things. They become paranoid.
If you read the post it clearly states "If I" meaning the poster, committed federal crimes. It says nothing about your family member unless they are the poster.
It asks a simple question, followed by a Hypothetical statement about ones self.
Tipping point

Dawsonville, GA

#29 Mar 8, 2013
Same old song wrote:
<quoted text>A quick Google search tells me he might be in his Thirties. He claims to have coached football for 7 years. He was a health/PE coach prior to being hired by the Superintendent as the Assistant Principal. I could not find any prior administrative experience.
That means we probably hired someone with no experience as Vice Principal then promoted them to Principal six months later. That is just dumb.
Did you ask the School Board member why they didn't advertise to see if they could find someone qualified for the position? Just because you don't have to advertise doesn't mean it is the right thing to do. Our School Board is a bunch of idiots. I though the new Superintendent might be going to change things around here. All she is doing is hiring her unqualified friends. We have watched that movie for the past 50 years. It's not what you know in Towns County. It's who you know.
http://www.townscountyherald.net/pdf/tch08-08...
After reading the article in the Herald from August which introduced the new principal, I found one glaring problem. Well actually several, but I will focus on this one issue. Nowhere in the article does he mention the educational or academic improvements he intends to help bring about. We get it that he is a big sports guy who's father was a coach and he is a coach, what about math, english, reading, improving SAT scores? I think we have enough high paid gym teachers on the payroll already.
I did learn he has a specialist degree which he is to be commended for. But, degrees without proper experience is dangerous. They tend to make one believe they know it all. When in reality, all they know is what they read in a book.

Since: Oct 08

Hiawassee

#30 Mar 8, 2013
Tipping point wrote:
<quoted text>The trouble with people who have a guilty conscious is, they tend to read into things. They become paranoid.
If you read the post it clearly states "If I" meaning the poster, committed federal crimes. It says nothing about your family member unless they are the poster.
It asks a simple question, followed by a Hypothetical statement about ones self.
So using your logician could come on here and mention you then say that if I had been having an affair with a farm animal that is what I would do and it would mean nothing?
Mad as a wet hen

United States

#31 Mar 8, 2013
Tipping point wrote:
<quoted text>After reading the article in the Herald from August which introduced the new principal, I found one glaring problem. Well actually several, but I will focus on this one issue. Nowhere in the article does he mention the educational or academic improvements he intends to help bring about. We get it that he is a big sports guy who's father was a coach and he is a coach, what about math, english, reading, improving SAT scores? I think we have enough high paid gym teachers on the payroll already.
I did learn he has a specialist degree which he is to be commended for. But, degrees without proper experience is dangerous. They tend to make one believe they know it all. When in reality, all they know is what they read in a book.
What I got from the article is, he is going to school to obtain a PhD. The job of Principal of a high school is a full time job. I don't want a part time student principal. He needs to get his degrees, then get some experience, then apply for the job. I tried to call a school board member regarding this and they won't return my call.
florence

Columbus, GA

#32 Mar 8, 2013
Mad as a wet hen wrote:
<quoted text>What I got from the article is, he is going to school to obtain a PhD. The job of Principal of a high school is a full time job. I don't want a part time student principal. He needs to get his degrees, then get some experience, then apply for the job. I tried to call a school board member regarding this and they won't return my call.
I don't want him working on his Ph.D while he is trying to run the high school. He will prob be working 60 or more hours a week doing all of his princ duties and don't forget he is Athl. Dir. He is making good money for this, so I want his full attention to THIS.

Too many teachers are getting their higher grades on OUR STUDENTS' time...they are on the computer during school hours working on their online degree. hmm.
Observer

United States

#33 Mar 8, 2013
florence wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't want him working on his Ph.D while he is trying to run the high school. He will prob be working 60 or more hours a week doing all of his princ duties and don't forget he is Athl. Dir. He is making good money for this, so I want his full attention to THIS.
Too many teachers are getting their higher grades on OUR STUDENTS' time...they are on the computer during school hours working on their online degree. hmm.
Florence, you are not alone. There are more people in our County who feel the same way. They are filing complaints and bringing in outside media to expose the problems. Join them. Send a complaint asking for a full investigation into the ongoing problems at our school. Send a email to the AJC and ask them to look into it.
The one thing corrupt officials can't stand, is exposure. The more of us who are willing to take a stand,the sooner we will bring an end to the craziness. Don't complain if you are not willing to help fix the problem.
AJC

Kathleen, GA

#34 Mar 9, 2013
If the position is not re-opened and advertised, I believe the whole school board and Superentendant will be removed. This act of cronyism is gaining attention at the State level.
The days of keeping things like this secret are over. Do the right thing or be exposed for what you really are.
mom of many

Birmingham, AL

#35 Mar 9, 2013
AJC wrote:
If the position is not re-opened and advertised, I believe the whole school board and Superentendant will be removed. This act of cronyism is gaining attention at the State level.
The days of keeping things like this secret are over. Do the right thing or be exposed for what you really are.
good. I hope we start a clean slate. There are plenty of well qualified other pple to be superintendent and school board members.

Or better yet, Maybe Bill will appoint them temporarily.
Yes and no

Kathleen, GA

#36 Mar 9, 2013
mom of many wrote:
<quoted text>
good. I hope we start a clean slate. There are plenty of well qualified other pple to be superintendent and school board members.
Or better yet, Maybe Bill will appoint them temporarily.
There are many good people in this community, you are correct. They
are beginning to wake up to what is going on.

Bill is the root of all that is wrong and evil in this community.
Momofmany

Dawsonville, GA

#37 Mar 9, 2013
mom of many wrote:
<quoted text>
good. I hope we start a clean slate. There are plenty of well qualified other pple to be superintendent and school board members.
Or better yet, Maybe Bill will appoint them temporarily.
Are you kidding me? "Maybe Bill will appoint...". What is wrong with you people? You all are wanting experience, an older person in this position, a more "qualified" person...look at what the experience, age, and qualifications that you people seem to adore in previous administrators and superintendents got us. A school with low scores, teachers that cannot follow rules and regulations, students who cheat and disrespect one another. You people are a disgrace to publicly bash this man when you know nothing about him.
posts

Birmingham, AL

#38 Mar 9, 2013
Someone has an obsession with the new guy!
What the hell

Young Harris, GA

#39 Mar 9, 2013
All bark, no bite.

Unless you get off your ass and get in the fight, like the letter writer has done, nothing will change and as long as the powers that be think of you was whimps, they won't budge.
Right on

Kathleen, GA

#40 Mar 10, 2013
What the hell wrote:
All bark, no bite.
Unless you get off your ass and get in the fight, like the letter writer has done, nothing will change and as long as the powers that be think of you was whimps, they won't budge.
You are right on target. The problem is this town has two types of voters when it comes to the school. Retirees who don't know and don't care about anything except how much it costs and families with kids who also fall into two categories.
Those who benefit from the current corrupt regime or who have family members that do and the families who really do care but are afraid of what will happen to them or their kids if they stand up. This town is full of corruption and gutless wonders.

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