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Stewart Superintendent Resigns

From the April 17, 2012 issue of The Journal
By CHIP JONES
The Stewart Co. Board of Education met Tuesday at the Stewart Co. Elementary media center. More than 50 local citizens attended the meeting.
After amending the agenda, the meeting began with a public statement by a board member, David Barrett, who called a motion to remove the chair. The motion failed after it was seconded and came to the floor for a vote. Not to be deterred, Barrett revealed that the chair had contacted the school district attorney about personnel matters without notifying the entire board.
He went on to read an ethics section of the code and informed the chair, Thereatha Redding, that she was not authorized to intrude on hiring, transferring or dismissing employees. Personnel matters, he explained, are the exclusive domains of the superintendent.
The other board members were clearly flummoxed by the proceedings. Kesha Nelson said she had only been on the board for three months and stated, ... Online subscibers click here for the rest of the story.