School Board Infighting?
The South Cheatham Advocate posted an interesting article regarding Dr. Webb’s resignation. The end of the front page article quotes three School Board Members: Johnson, Lavender, and Horton. Johnson reportedly emailed brief statements regarding Webb’s departure. Lavender and Horton, however, reportedly called staff at the Advocate and alleged that various Board Members actually hindered Webb’s success and worked against Dr. Webb. The Members Horton and Lavender mentioned were: Dianne Proffitt and William Johnson. Lavender even went so far as to reportedly indicate that former interim Director Dianne Williams was against Webb as well.
So, which is the case? Initially, both Horton and Lavender blamed students, families in the community and media for Webb’s departure. And now, School Board Members and Williams are to blame? And how exactly does this particular discussion assist the Board in making decisions in the future? If the board can’t get along, and work together, how in the world will they get anything done?
After all, this isn’t about personalities or politics. The last time I checked, this was supposed to be about our children.