Happenings in the past 24 hours has citizens fired-up and CCS’s cover-ups. The cover-ups are many. The last one occurred last night at the October 28, 2019 School Board Meeting when the school board tampered with their meeting video broadcasts as well as stating they would move their controversial Public Participation from the first part of the meeting to the last part of the meeting. A stupid and phony action School board Chairman Shearra Miller said was due to profanity and offensive speech. Board Member Richard Hooker said there were “Outbursts” from the public.
When asked, last night, from the audience (Me) if the move had been voted on by the full board, Miller retorted that it didn’t have to be voted on because the “committee” had approved it. Of course, Miller’s statement was a lie. No committee of board members has the right to take any actions without the approval of the Board. Also, Danny Blanton spoke up and asked “when was this decision made and who made it? I certainly was not asked about this.” Of course, Blanton was one of the Board’s target as he, as a duly elected board member, has been shut down from discussions or being allowed to have items of great public interest added to school board meeting agendas. A move that prompted Danny Blanton come down off the board and speak as any citizens has that very same right. A move that has greatly aggravated Chairman Miller’s efforts to shut up Danny Blanton. And now she wants to shut down everybody else too.
But, is anybody surprised at the school boards arrogance toward the public, Danny Blanton and everybody else that has an opinion that is different from their own. Miller has publicly stated that she doesn’t want to be bothered with complaints. Miller, Richard Hooker, Roger Harris, Jo Bogs and Jeff Jones are up for re-election in 2020 and they certainly don’t want to hear any complaints about their malfeasance in general and in particularly about their lies and corruption. They want to maintain a façade of everybody is happy and everybody is doing a good job, when the facts are exactly the opposite.
But I have said this kind of thing for a long time. Let me provide to you comments that I have received:
Samantha Davis writes:
CCS employees as well as other folks complaining that I said the “N” word at the last school board meeting. Some said it made them feel uncomfortable. Imagine how my daughter felt. Imagine how she feels now, the boy pushed her and said move “N” when my daughter beats his butt as she should have she gets 3 days OSS, an hour and a half later I get a call saying they decided to give her 5 days OSS and pressing charges through teen court.
And where were these people that were so offended by me saying the “N” word when the teacher played the original version of Oh Susanna? And she was not fired!! That song had the “N” word in it!! Folks are fake, they want me to shut up!! That will not happen!!!
Editor’s Note: Samantha brings up a good point. The “O’Susanna” song’s second verse did mention the “N” word. AND 500 of them being killed. This version was played at an elementary school attended by many black children. It brought out the NAACP to a school board. Now, Samantha’s mixed-race daughter is being punished and prosecuted much more severely than the white boy who initiated the incident. This incident is likely to put a stain on her criminal record that will stick with her the rest of her life. One has to wonder where is the NAACP and other influential members of the black community now? Perhaps their failure to make a stand in the Willie Green situation with the City of Shelby, as well as the Plantation Politics that always seems to come out around election time has them pacified and impotent. Or maybe it is their docile female leadership telling them to stay out of trouble? As for me, I don’t understand what their problem is. Except that they have one.
Suzan Parris writes: (In regard to her autistic child who was severely injured at North Shelby School, allegedly at the hands of rogue and out of control teacher.)
The only reason the board made this move was to shut Danny Blanton down and others like myself. Danny was gaining more support from this community and we started to speak up! This board doesn’t want that! What this has done was unleash the Autism Mom! LET’S ROLL!!
The Board wants to continue to play along with the puppet master (Dr Fisher) and do whatever he wants, even if it compromises the safety of a child, like my son!! The board “is concerned” that children heard the word nigger and bitch!? I’m concerned with the 2-inch gash, 5 Staples to close my son’s head!!! I’m concerned with the 30-minute restraint my son endured until I could get to him. I’m concerned with the sedation and ambulance ride. I’m concerned with the more than 7 days and nights of pain, extreme behaviors and no sleep my son and I endured! I’m concerned that the TA that was accused by 8 staff of “allegedly” harming my son and was allowed to stay in the class with my son during the “investigation” and my son cannot speak!! I knew about none of this for 21 days!!! 3 weeks!!!! I’m his Momma!!! I was constantly asking but was consistently told it was still under investigation! I’m concerned that there was a police investigation that I was not aware of nor included in. I’m concerned that the cop that did the investigation is married to the human resource lady of CCS, major conflict of interest don’t you think? I’m concerned that the school told the Shelby Police department that I knew about all of this and was ok with this (on day 8) I’m concerned that I got 2 totally different stories from school and a third, much worse, from the police!!! Hopefully, the Detective will find the real truth as to what happened to my son that day!
The “children” are the seniors sitting behind us. I’m pretty sure they have heard and have said worse than what was spoken that night! The Board doesn’t care what we think, want nor what our children need. They only do what the puppet master wants!
This board knows I’ve spoken for about a decade in favor of the school, this administration and the board. I’ve saved their butts by speaking out publicly on numerous occasions and you Mr. Williams, can verify that because you were there. They know that I publicly tried to go about this the professional and nice way by asking for a closed session. That was a complete waste of my time! They know they cannot go against me and win because I always have and always will speak the truth! They cannot dispute that my heart belongs to the children, especially those with special needs. I ALWAYS have been and ALWAYS will be a strong advocate for special needs kids!!
As far as moving public participation, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! My son may not speak but I WILL NOT BE SILENT!!
I’m still grateful and love North Shelby School!! It is a true blessing to so many families across this county including my own. I don’t know what I would have done without my school. This truly is a school where the impossible becomes a reality!! I know because I have volunteered at NSS for 6 years!! I’ve seen miracles happen!! NSS has always been the major driving force behind my son’s success!! We are blessed!!
For the ones that stood up and spoke out for my son, I’m truly grateful and indebted to you!! NSS did their job, it’s time this school board quits kissing the puppet master’s ass and do their job!!
The safety of the child should trump all cards, even with my son!!!
Suzan McKinney Parris
Suzan Parris added in another comment:
I will not let this go nor will I back up!
Editor’s Note: What more can I add to this article? Except to say I will not let this go nor will I back up either! I think Suzan and everybody else already knew that.
Stay tuned folks. Also, get ready to sign up to run against the School Board members and County Commissioners who are up for re-election in 2020. Note that the time to sign up is in December 2019. A month away.