Information and Rating the Six Democrats Running in the School Board Democrat Primary Election 2017– Report and Evaluation by Robert A. Williams

WOW!!! at the gall of some of these candidates for even filing for public office. No wonder Cleveland County education is in such bad shape.

The worst Democrat Candidates are at the top of this list. The September 12th Primary Election only allow us to eliminate two.

1. Phillip “Bully” Glover:
Bully Glover is the Present Chairman of the CCS School Board and personally and directly assisted in the appointment of all four of the present CCC Board of Trustee CCS appointed members. Those members are Lamont Littlejohn, Chris Turner, Larry Hamrick and Allen Langley. These are solid votes for Gridlock on the CCC Board of Trustees.

I gave Glover the nickname “Bully” after watching him closely for the past four years at School Board meetings. Ask the women who spoke at the last school board meeting where Bully had a uniformed Shelby Police Officer remove them from the building. Better yet, go back and watch that meeting video on the CCS website. Watch for yourself what happens if you happen to disagree with Bully Glover.

Then, Bully gets mad that Rev. Rit Variale of the Elizabeth Baptist Church supported Prayer at School Board meetings, so Bully rushes out to his kids school in a huff and pulls his kid from Mrs. Shannon Variale’s class. (A blatant abuse of power that gets covered up.) Six hundred people start showing up at school board meetings right before an election and Bully has to let Prayer into board meetings so his buddies can get themselves re-elected and keep him on as Chairman.

Then Bully pulls a fast one and gets the New North Shelby School Project approved without letting the Board consider any other location options. A bad decision that cost taxpayers $16 million-$6 million over budget. Spending good money after bad on a project that was not even needed. (Shelby Middle School and other locations had sufficient empty space to include the entire North Shelby students population (less than 80) without building a new school.
And have plenty of room left over.

Then, there is the turnover of teachers, principals and others who are tired of being afraid all the time for their jobs if they bring up problems or don’t show enough “support” for Bully, the school board, the Superintendent and their flunkies. My understanding is three principals and a few teachers have resigned in the past ten days to take jobs in Rutherford County. Bully and his buds are fine with that. That leaves more room to hire someone else who will do what they say and keep their mouths shut. It doesn’t matter whether or not they can contribute to the education of our children. Ask Bully about the high turnover rates and see what kind of bull you get from Bully.

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