To The Editor:This letter is in reference to the article in the Tuesday, July 10, 2018, edition of the Cleveland Daily Banner, where the two 4th District county school board candidates (Dianna Ball …
To The Editor:
This letter is in reference to the article in the Tuesday, July 10, 2018, edition of the Cleveland Daily Banner, where the two 4th District county school board candidates (Dianna Ball Calfee and Troy Weathers) responded to questions.
I believe false information was given by Mr. Troy Weathers. I am asking a representative from Bradley County Schools to address his accusations.
I have a great interest in the Bradley County Board of Education and have attended meetings since 2012. The death of my wife has limited my participation at recent meetings, so I may have missed some facts. Please publish the responses to these questions from the Bradley County Schools system in a timely manner. Other voters may have the same questions. Thank you.
• Buying out Johnny McDaniel’s contract:
Mr. Weathers stated the Board of Education paid $250,000 to buy out Johnny McDaniel’s contract with the Board of Education. Is that accurate?
• Teacher’s insurance coverage:
Mr. Weathers stated the insurance coverage for teachers is unacceptable. Explain.
• Board’s focus:
Mr. Weathers states the board’s focus is not on children. Please give relative facts that support or refute his statement.
• Janitorial contract:
Mr. Weathers stated the board chose a new cleaning service which was $700,000 above the lowest and most complete bid. Is this true?
• Class size:
Mr. Weathers stated that we must immediately reduce the class size for our teachers and students. Do we have overcrowded classrooms?
Thank you for clarifying and getting correct information for the public.
— Charles Bagley
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