Friday, March 25, 2016

Superintendent bill going to the Guvnah

The House passed SB #2438 yesterday on a vote of 79-37.  The bill states:

From and after January 1, 2019, in all public school districts, the local school board shall appoint the superintendent of schools of such district. At the expiration of the term of any county superintendent of education elected at the November 2015 general election, the county superintendent of education of said county shall not be elected but shall thereafter be appointed by the local school board in the manner provided in Section 37-9-25. The superintendent of schools shall have the general powers and duties to administer the schools within his district as prescribed in Section 37-9-14 et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972.
 Campaign managers are probably gnashing their teeth over this bill as an era of education will come to an end in Mississippi.    Who voted against this bill in the House:

 Nays--Arnold, Bailey, Bain, Baria, Williams-Barnes, Barnett, Bell (65th), Bell (21st), Clark, Cockerham, Evans (91st), Evans (45th), Faulkner, Foster, Hale, Holloway, Hopkins, Horne, Huddleston (30th), Karriem, Massengill, Middleton, Morgan, Myers, Paden, Perkins, Pigott, Sanford, Scott, Shirley, Staples, Straughter, Sullivan, Sykes, Thomas, Touchstone, Tullos

The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 40-9.  Those voting against the bill were:

Blackmon, Browning, Hill, Jolly, Massey, McDaniel, Stone, Turner, Wilemon.

The bill goes into effect on July 1, 2016.


Blackmon Gets A Zero said...

Interesting that Blackmon would vote nay. The Canton Separate Municipal School District has been an abysmal failure for decades with no real hope for improvement. The district is famous for droupouts and graduates who find employment in fast food. Why in the world would the Blackmon duet favor continuation of failure?

Anonymous said...

Are you that naive? Leeches need victims and failure is POWER for leeches.

Anonymous said...

Now on to the judges

Anonymous said...

The Canton super is appointed, but it still smacks of cronyism. Here is what I really want to ask, while the Lt. Gov. and local Madison County legislators (Cory Wilson 2016 Legislative Session Marching Ahead) brag about school district consolidation how come they won't tackle Madison County and Canton? We all know that Canton doesn't want it nor does Madison County want to be in charge of Canton, but at the end of the day I thought it was about the kids. Someone needs to "man up" and take this issue on. Until the schools in Canton improve, Canton will be the cesspool of Madison County. It is a shame to be located in one of the richest counties in the state and have the poverty, crime and unemployment issues that exist in the county seat.

Anonymous said...

Any Madison County school official who wants to add the Canton students to Madison County school will be outed and replaced. We have to keep the white folks sending the kids to public schools.

There's Power In Racism said...

11:15; Madison County Schools are integrated. Did you not know that? The private school in Canton will always be there for those who choose to use it. School district will not affect that.

However, if the districts were to consolidate, one might assume the schools in Canton and north of there would still exist, just under different administration - a good thing.

But, as soon as The Justice Department decided to 'melt down' the student pool county wide, and mandated bussing, in the interest of averaging out failure and lack of motivation, there would be some drastic changes made by parents. We saw that happen up in Carthage a few years ago when an unproductive school was closed and 'melted down' into productive schools and the result was just what was expected.

It would be no different if JPS were suddenly 'melted down' among the private schools in the area with half of them sent to Madison.

On a related matter, the Blackmons control who winds up on the School Board just as they control who winds up on the County Election Commission.

Anonymous said...

Canton does not want to consolidate with Madison County because then they would lose the money from Nissan every year...the bigger investigation should be the amount of money Canton school district has but doesn't reach the classrooms.

Anonymous said...

There would be no busing. Red herring.

Anonymous said...

Why stop with Supers? What about trams commissioners, treasurer, Ag commissioner?

Red Herring My Ass said...

11:08; Your head is in the sand if you think busing would not happen. If the districts were to consolidate and we had one quality-performing bunch of schools on the county's south end (over 50% white) and one poorly-performing bunch of schools on the county's north end (over 85% black), busing would be the only solution seen by the Justice Department, eventually.

That's exactly what occurred in Carthage (and many other places).

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