School Board Defaults to Cover-up Mode of Operation!!! –No Prayer!–Kathy Falls MIA–Thurman, Hooker Announce they won’t run for re-election-can do and say what they want to! –Election Year Photo Ops by Bully Glover!! –Women Speakers Ejected by Chairman Bully Glover!!! –Allen Langley Appointed to CCC Board of Trustees! –Danny Blanton Threatened & Silenced-Board does nothing! –No Regard for the Public or Children!! –Report and evaluation by Robert A. Williams

4. Where did all the sex scandals go?
Nowhere. CCS is just getting a little bit better at covering them up and the BIG sex scandal at Cleveland Community College is putting out enough smoke for CCS to hide behind. We are working on a big scandal that includes CCS criminally prosecuting an employee to cover-up a sexual affair between a CCS principal and another CCS employee at the same school where two teachers were forced to resign while the Principal and his mistress got to keep on getting it on. This report will be coming out soon as a series or articles regarding criminal misdeeds where the real criminals, CCS administration, gets off and the “little people” pay the price. And the School Board goes along by not asking any questions and keeping Danny Blanton from asking any questions.

5. Hiring Practices, Promotion Practices and Personnel Reports:
Abuses in CCS Hiring practices, promotion practices and Personnel Reports are too numerous to mention. So the School Board does just that, they don’t and won’t mention them. They even got their attorney to tell them that they had to vote for the Personnel Reports before they could read them just to keep Danny Blanton from asking questions. Danny Blanton had the perfect response to that. Every time a Personnel Report comes up for a vote without him reading it or being allowed to ask questions, Blanton votes NO.

But the rest of the Board over-rides Blanton’s vote. (We need more like Danny Blanton on the School Board. Perhaps there will be more after the November Elections. I recommend Danny Blanton, Robert Queen, Kevin Whisnant and Rodney Fitch for the School Board in this 2017 General Election.) There are lots of information in the Personnel Reports, like resignations that indicate a very high turnover rate. Not one time has any other school board member asked about the high turnover rates and what CCS is doing about it. The results are predictable. Friends and family of school board members or high level administration folks get their kinfolks and buddies hired and promoted at CCS while us “little people” have to find our jobs somewhere else. Most often outside of Cleveland County. But for people like Jennifer Wampler, whose father is a Minister at Kings Mountain Baptist Church where CCS Superintendent Stephan Fisher and several other CCS Board members go to Church, whose total experience and training is teaching school and being a principal, gets promoted to Director of Human Resources at CCS with no experience and training at all in Human Resources. Such examples go on and on.

6. Miscellaneous secrets the CCS Board never wants to talk about.
a. Real or Perceived Conflicts of Interest where a Board member or a member of their family makes money off doing business with the schools or a school program. Some examples: Bully Glover and his new driver education business. Shearra Miller’s husband owning and operating Bridges Hardware in Kings Mountain. Donnie Thurman, Jr.’s employment at Communities-In -Schools
b. Conflicts of Interest where a CCS Board member is also a member of a board of a business that does business with CCS. For example, CCS Board member Roger Harris is also Chairman of the Board for Communities-in -Schools. Recent scandals at Communities-In-Schools were never reported to the CCS Board and may also be linked to Donnie Thurman, Jr.’s abrupt departure from that organization.
c. Complaints from members of the public made to the CCS Board during “Public Participation.” These complaints or issues were made in a public meeting and during the public participation part of the meeting. Therefore, the Board’s answer to the complaint or issue is also public. For the four years or so that I have been attending school board meetings there have been probably 100+ complaints or issues. To date there have been ZERO instances of anybody getting an answer from the school board. What can you figure about such a record of ignoring the public? You just have to figure the school board doesn’t care about the public and what they are concerned about. School Board member Shearra Miller once said ” I get tired of hearing all these complaints.”

Editor’s Note: I am sure the Board members, minus Danny Blanton, will say that this is not true. Therefore I am, by copy of this article to the school board making a Freedom of Information Act as well as under the NC Public Records laws a request for all documents and public records the CCS Board has generated in regard to complaints and issues brought before the school board during the public participation part of their agenda. I expect what I get is a big ZERO. The school board forgets a complaint just as quickly as they hear one. In one ear and out the other.

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