Judging by her web page, Dr. Lee was Assistant Superintendent when Clayton County lost its accreditation.
I just read the editorial about the cold shoulder from the Board of Education to Liberty County School board....
"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them." --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787. ME 6:57
Every parent has the right to know what the school board does why it does it and should have a voice in the decisions. The current superintendent has not been held responsible for any of her actions (many of which seem to be deferential to the children s education and only beneficial to her own needs) I believe you hit the nail on the head earlier when you mentioned Tyrant.
I hope that everyone who reads this blog will flood the School board with e mail.. Let them know that the actions are unacceptable
another e mail to use and demand answers is this one
WOW-so much for transparency.
It's a shame the teachers and staff are afraid to speak out because they could lose their jobs.
The only way to resolve this issue-Recall the Board of Education members and replace them with members that will fight for the students and the County.
I think it's important to note that she was also denied a position in DeKalb County--Few months before applying in Liberty County. It seems that several counties saw the writing on the wall.
Just a suggestion... Start a protest and hope for a large turn out which should bring in more media.
How to Recall School Board Members
Citizens may recall board members or other elected local officials if their leadership has been found lacking. Single members or entire boards can be recalled. If executed with good intent, a recall can be a proactive measure to ensure adequate community leadership in education. While most municipalities have their own code governing the process, much of it is standard.
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OMG! Anyone with a brain should see this for what it is! I fear for the teachers and staff in Liberty County Schools. No one will talk due to flat out intimidation. How horrible is this? How totally unAmerican! Teachers are supposed to encourage our children on how to question, how to research, how to form their own opinion and voice. And yet, they are silenced due to unethical leadership. Don't think this is going unnoticed by our high school students! Liberty County used to have citizens who cared. Have we turned into such a transient community that this type of abuse can be allowed to continue? No wonder Dr. Lee came here and brought her lemmings with her. Liberty County has turned into one huge over priced corrupt place to raise children. Pray for our teachers. Pray for our children.Great work Coastal Courier! You have hit a nerve. Freedom of speech..........last time I checked that was still one of our basic rights. But then, we don't teach history anymore do we? How convenient.
Wow, I usually hold my peace, when things like this are brought out into the open. I get the "feeling" that much more is amiss than the STAR program being cancelled. It just doesn't pass the smell test. Has all the ear marking of misuse or abuse of public trust. A simple request for the minutes of a board meeting that revealed a renegotiated contract for the superintendent has morphed into what appears to be a "circle the wagons" directive and a dictatorship established to thwart, delay, deny or obstruct request for access to public records. I wonder what else is not recorded in the official record of the Liberty County School Board meetings.
Jimmy Thank You for not being afraid of posting your name for the editor. Employees of the school system are afraid to lose their jobs.
WOW. How can you give a pay raise that large when you've had an employee turn over of some 15% in one year, graduation rates have not went up, and failure rates have not changed?
When I was employed in the LCSS, we were asked all the time to save, cut spending, we don't have the funds.
The board needs to be recalled, period for voting for all this. The superintendent and all the assistants need to be replaced. The staff at the board office is too large. Most in the big building get paid too much for the little they do.
If Liberty county is so corrupt, what good is a petition or a recall on the school board members? A peaceful protest that has large numbers draws attention.
Just as a reminder, all Board of Education meetings are open to the public. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
LTP: Yes. We've blogged much about Mr. Scott's election to the BOE here. I wrote a letter to the Editor about him and his impregnating an underage female student while he was employed by the school system. He was fired. Subsequently he also was let go from Montgomery County when they learned of his actions.
The only thing I know left to do is contact the Savannah networks about Mr. Scott and maybe even the Superintendent controversy.
Scott will be JOINING the actual body of officials that FIRED Him!!!!
Amazing isn't it!!!
I can't believe Marcus Scott is on the board of education either. He should have been served with a restraining order after his actions as an educator instead he was rewarded and entrusted to lead youth again!!
So Tuesday at 5:30pm, now how can you get put on the agenda?
There should be a sign-up sheet that you can sign prior to the start of the meeting. There's an item on the agenda called "Audience Participation." Once they get to that agenda item, anyone who has signed up is allowed three minutes to speak.
I know this, been there before, Number 1 rule you can not talk about personal! If you do they will ask you to step down. It has to be topics in general and suggestions and at any time if they feel it not what they want to hear you are ask to step down. Not my first rodeo with them!
When has this BOE ever carried about what parents or the community think about the way they run things? The superindentent was overpaid from the beginning and now the BOE has the gall to give her a raise. If they used the money wisely that the taxpayers intrust them with no teacher would be furloughed. They all talk a great deal about how its all about the children but you don't see any improvement in the graduation rates or test scores. Typical bureauacracy, top heavy, overpaid, and incompetent. How many assistant superintendents does the Board now have? Three, four? If Dr. Lee needs that many assistants then what is left for her to do? The biggest problem I see is a community that would vote someone like Marcus Scott on to the BOE with all of his baggage and the BOE hiring someone with a questionable background as the superintendent. It's long past time for the folks in Liberty County to stop voting for the same people in our city and county elected offices to include the BOE. The old regime is not getting the job done.
@wayne44: Yes, the Ballot Box is the ANSWER. The problem tho is in getting out the vote to vote out the incumbents. They are very entrenched. THey have a great number of elected officials who have staff, relatives, and influence.
I voted for Jason Floyd, a Conservative Republican in the last City Council Election and I am a Democrat. I even put a his sign in my yard and called people. Well, he got elected, but has yet to display ANY FISCAL conservatism regarding budgets voted on by Council!!
I did the same thing for Billy Kitchings, a hard nosed take no prisoners Conservative. Electing Billy would have shaken the foundation of the power structure. But...low turnout by the populace and a high turnout by the entrenched City Structure by them, their families, and city employees trumped Billy's run for office of Mayor.
Locally, we MUST, if we are going to change things here, is vote out EACH and EVERY INCUMBENT, no matter their political affiliation. Until we start doing that, we can expect to be continually run over.
Another problem is getting people to vote for the person and not the party affiliation. If that were the case John Henry Rogers would still be the Tax Commissioner. I don't recall the number of idiots who made the comment they couldn't vote for John because he was a Democrat. Who cares about the party affiliation if the person is qualified and can do the job? Small-minded folks, I guess.
The other problem is getting some one to run against them. During the last few elections most of the school board members ran unopposed.
BTW, there are 4 assistant superintendents, last year they had 5. I think they call them Chief's or Executives now. I believe they all have an executive secretary. I couldn't even tell you how many Directors they have now, not to mention assistant directors.