Educators File Grievances Against Webb
Tim Ray, former Adult Education Supervisor at Cheatham Academy, has filed a grievance against former Director of Schools Tim Webb. Tim Ray’s complaint is based on his demotion from a supervisor to a faculty position. He claimed that he never received an annual performance evaluation from Webb. The 2010 First to the Top Act mandates that all teachers and principals would be evaluated annually. We have heard from other school staff members that they never received an annual evaluation during the last school year. Tim Webb recently resigned as Director of Schools to become the principal at Richland School in Giles County.
From Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-1-302 (2012):
The evaluations shall be a factor in employment decisions, including, but not necessarily limited to, promotion, retention, termination, compensation and the attainment of tenure status.
Update, 7/18, 12:40PM: Two more educators have filed grievances against former director Webb. Jenny Simpkins and our own Angela McCarthy have filed a formal complaint against Webb for not completing their required evaluations either. Ms. McCarthy has accepted a position outside our county, and is now the new assistant principal at a school in White Bluff. We wish Ms. McCarthy the very best in her new position…we’ll miss you!
Update, 7/30, 1:50PM: New schools’ director Stan Curtis has reportedly rejected the grievances filed against Dr. Webb. Here is Tim Ray’s response.