Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Former Canton Super Defends Herself

What's going on in Canton?  The School Board fired the Superintendent but she is apparently not going down without a fight.  WLBT reported Friday:

Kingfish note: Some will want to use this thread to comment on the recent MCSD SI hire. Hold the comments. You're going to get your chance in another post. Thanks.


Reading writing and arithmetic said...

I don’t know anything about her, but gosh she gave a great interview. Speaks very professionally and sounds like she’s got a great case. Good luck to her.

Anonymous said...

I'm also convinced that she and her attorney appear credible, and if there is anything to the allegations as to the residency of three of the school board members...

It's on like a pot of neckbones!

Anonymous said...

Canton politics is all about who you hire. If one doesn't hire certain friends, cousins, girlfriends etc of the ones in power, then they are pushed out. There are also strong alignments in Canton. The Blackmons run the city.

Anonymous said...

Also, remember her attorney was the former Canton School District board attorney. He may have a little insight into that operation.

Anonymous said...

If she's not related, closely or remotely, to a Luckett, I'm mystified as to how she got hired in the first place.

Speaking of Luckett...Dwight Luckett has been hired as an interim superintendent. He was a miserable failure as a superintendent so the Board brings him back to guide the wagon on an interim basis.

Anonymous said...

This same thing is going on at CMU. Y’all remember some fella named Cleveland Anderson on CMU, that’s Daphne Sims uncle.

Anonymous said...

Canton is all about plantation politics. That's the history of the place. The faces have changed but the game remains the same. If she cares about the children as she says, she will step on some toes. Obviously the wrong toes. So she's out. Got nothing to do with her job performance. Poor kids.

Anonymous said...

She is an absolutely amazing lady. I worked for her and am honored to have had that opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Alderwoman Daphne Sims voted to replace those board members with board members who would vote to fire this fine lady. However it should be noted that Daphne Sims works at the school so she should not be allowed to vote on school matters.

Anonymous said...

Daphne plays the meek and humble servant role to perfection. Truth is if you don’t serve her she has you fired.

Anonymous said...

Sim’s husband is s Constable in MC.

Anonymous said...

Only in Canton can one of your direct-report subordinates serve on a board that can vote to terminate your employment.

Whether we're talking about the city administration, the school district, CMU, certain members of the Board of Supervisors or the school board.....it's all about who you are, who you are directly related to or who your paramour is. Plain and simple. It's rampantly entrenched and has become so systemic as to not even be arguable.

Anonymous said...

The community is awake to their scams and underhanded self serving actions. The question is with Michael Guest do anything about it?

Anonymous said...

So why is controlling CMU and the school board so important to Daphne? Money! Between the school board and CMU and city board they have a combined annual budget of (CIty: $8M CMU: $24M School Board: $32M), that’s $64M a year. That’s why Daphne wants control.

Anonymous said...

Daphne hit a child and the superintendent suspended her. That’s why Daphne replaced the board and demanded the new board fire the superintendent. Daphne hit a child....... let that sink in.

Anonymous said...

In the long run the children of Canton are not a priority. Never were. Nothing has changed since the old days. Nothing but the gang in charge. It's pitiful.

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