tomgahunter

tomgahunter 1 year, 10 months ago on Press attorney questions school board vote

Mr carpenter makes about $125,000 per year & his wife makes about $115,000 per year. So 5 months of severance would be about $100,000. I am not happy to "waste" this amount but I can't believe Eddie Johnson went along with firing the Carpenters. This mess has cost NCSS a years progress & a Superintendent that was on track to improve our school system.

My thoughts are that the school system needs to come clean on the settlement, hire a new Lawyer and hire the best supertendent we can find. Our system has a lot going for it but needs great leadership to accomplish our potential.

My Clamp & I were personal friends but we sent our Daughter to George Walton. It was the best investment we ever made.

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tomgahunter 1 year, 10 months ago on Press attorney questions school board vote

I agree Eddie Johnson needs to go right NOW. Almond Turner is a good & honest man but has simply been on the school board too long. With the Carpenters & Mathews gone we will have restart in the administration, time for change on the board.

I actually think Mr Mathews was the man to turn around NCSS but he was overwelmed by the Carpenters & Johnson. If it cost us $100,000 to get rid of the Carpenters it was money well spent, they would have done more damage to the system than the cost of their sverence.

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tomgahunter 1 year, 10 months ago on Press attorney questions school board vote

They did the right thing firing the Carpenters. I don't see why they are trying to hide the facts.

Is the School Board getting good advice from Kent Campbell? Kent is getting long in the tooth, it may be time to bring in some new blood.

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tomgahunter 1 year, 10 months ago on Carpenters to leave Newton schools this week

Unlike our previous school chairman Ms. Coggins is for the teachers and students. I think the 3 other school board members who voted with her to invest in our school system by increasing teacher pay did the correct thing.

None of us know there was a buy out of the Carpenters but I know it is a VERY GOOD thing to get them out of the school system NOW not later.. Personally I would have fired the Carpenters when they filed their firvolous suit but Eddie Johnson was the Chairman then.

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tomgahunter 1 year, 10 months ago on Carpenters to leave Newton schools this week

Talk about good news.. now if we can just hire the best superintendent, not just 1 that makes Eddie Johnson.wants.

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tomgahunter 1 year, 11 months ago on School board elects new chair, vice chair

Let's hope Ms Cogins does a good job. Mr Johnson was the source of much of NCSS's problems

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tomgahunter 1 year, 11 months ago on Carpenter to transition to Missouri this year

Too bad this provisional accredited district doesn't take our "visionary and strategic leader" & his wife now.

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tomgahunter 1 year, 11 months ago on Carpenter named Missouri school district superintendent

I really don't know. I am now focused on the next Superintendent, that this board hires. The facts are that NCSS in in the botton half of Georgia which is 49th in the nation. We need to hire a Superintendent who will turn the system not use our students as the excuse for the administration's failures.

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