I was late to this years running, next year I will apply early to drive my message and campaign home hard. A lay-preacher and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Hays also took a stand against many of his Southern Baptist cronies by leading the public charge against Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus who opposed providing public education equally to all races. Their actions speak volumes, to every level of employee, when the Board cannot ratify the contract of the three Associate Superintendents. Questions about the State Board of Education may be directed to Suzanne Sprague (802-479-1030) or Maureen Gaidys (802-479-1060) at the Agency of Education. This situation directly affects the quality of education that children in urban and poor rural areas receive.
This is the individual who laughs after speaking at a public school board meeting, knowing the vile and sexually suggestive comments he just made caused people to cringe. At that meeting, Mr. Sellers informed me that a petition to recall me from the Board of Education had been completed by a member of the public – and that he – Charles – was delivering the message that I could step down voluntarily if I wanted to avoid the embarrassment of a public recall petition. It is called upon to convene many times throughout the special education process.
It expanded rapidly and a need was felt to form a centralized board in the wake of the advent of state boards and universities. It was not surprising to me that the next elected Board removed the Superintendent from office within a year from taking office and Woo-Paw was not re-elected. This system has a lot of scopes for each student to develop himself/herself throughout the year to score better grades.
The educational system’s curriculum would be changed in order to fit in with the nation’s melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. Teachers who receive jobs through nepotism are weak union members unwilling to fight for their jobs and afraid to anger the relatives that provided them with the jobs in the first place. Using teacher certification exams as a tool to award jobs to the most qualified individuals is one way to avoid having jobs awarded just to relatives of board members, administrators and other teachers.
In my seven years, the CBE complied with all requirements of the Minister of Education and the School Act, including all budgetary limits and envelopes. Patapow, Zane and ‘Connor-Ratcliff did not agree with this and the meeting was held in the Board Room and it was streamed live and recorded. I started paying attention to the goings on with PUSD in December 2014, after reading various news articles about the Board of Education.