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At a board meeting this was thoroughly explained (by an attorney from outside Do. Co.) and the task is not easy. There are USDA guidelines and one is, you cannot scrutinized or audit every application. It is a percentage game. Many othere systems, nationwide, have come up against this. If the school system looks at too many, I believe more than 3%, they are in violation of USDA standards. They can look specifically at an application if there is a whistleblower...No matter how you look at it, the set up is not easy for any school system. Too bad DCSS lost their 100% funded status. This would not have been an issue.
Cleaning out the board members does not fix the problem. Cleaning out the administrators too, that is what is needed...and then maybe replacing with people who are not connected with thoseleaving. Ahhh, that might be impossible after all. But that is what would help.
Yes, be sure vote, but it takes more than that. It is a physical presence asking questions. It is being a headache to them and making them squirm. It is contactin the Govenor's office and being a pain their neck. Voting alone does not solve the problem. You can only vote for the canidates in your ward, so for example, if you don't live in Junebug's ward - whatcha gonna do about him?? Hound them with emails and at the board meetings.
Everyone complaining on these post, that live in Dougherty County, should show up at the next board meeting. Confuse them all!
The BOE does have a policy against nepotism. But it is largely ignored. And those violating appear to know what to say to stop any digging. Or they are friends with those called upon to dig.
You know what? Those four watch who comes into these meetings. They expect to see only journalist and their supporters. There really needs to be many more folks looking at them that they do not know. They need to feel that watch your back feeling. You can't vote against them if you are not in their ward, but when you sit in front of them, some of them wont know whether you are or not! And if more people in attended, some of the eye contact and subtle non verbal connections with those sitting might be blocked a bit. Sorta like reliving middle school.
Wow! Excellent post...but is the wheel slowly turning in the direction of correcting all that is so wrong? I hope so, would hate for all these painful realitities and steps
be for naught . . .
I believed the issues with the CRCT cheating were related to a bully mentality within the system (spurred on by the high degree of favoritism that exists). With this revelation, maybe the system is just an institution for a future of “how to break the law” with the desire to raise a generation that only expects to be allowed to do exactly what that want to do and nothing that they do not. Second chances are great, but the powers that be should have pooled their personal money to reach out to the one that was to be bonded – not use taxpayer’s money, or money taken from the funds not given to the teacher’s for their furlough days. No ownership of one’s actions, no consequences, no control. Yes the future is looking quite bright.
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