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Residents pack Webster Co. BOE meeting
Many ask BOE to keep Downer, but some are pleased with resignation

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Superintendent/Principal
Janie Downer is pictured
in what will apparently be her final School Board meeting. Despite pleas from many
local citizens on her behalf, the board was not moved to take action or even discuss the matter of her resignation.
By CHIP JONES
Monday night the Webster County Board of Education (BOE) held their regularly scheduled meeting. Public participation was such that the meeting had to be adjourned and moved from the BOE office to the Webster Co. School cafeteria across the street. More than 150 concerned parents and local taxpayers were present.
The mood was somber and subdued, as the county faces the task of replacing Superintendent/Principal Janie Downer, who tendered her resignation last month. Board members Nehemiah Stevens, Sophronia Thompkins and Latoya Riggins voted ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.