Grundy School Board Woes & Changes
Rules, regulations and ethics are the top talking points in the latest meeting of the Grundy County School Board.
"Everybody is family or a friend, its who you are is how you're treated in Grundy County," fumes land surveyor Eddie Campbell of Tracy City, outside Thursday night's board meeting in Altamont.
Campbell says he's disgusted with the rampant cronyism within the Grundy County School Board as well as the Grundy County Sheriff's Office. He points the March 1st domestic disturbance call fielded by Grundy 911 involving current District 2 School Board Member James Cooper.
"He went home drunk, had two 911 calls from his home, telling the law 'to get here quick', and he writes a letter of apology?" rhetorically asks LeeAnn Disharoon, who identifies herself as a former Grundy School Board member, who says she's sick of the apparent favoritism too.
Grundy dispatch records suggest Cooper was not arrested nor taken into custody.
Concerned parents openly questioned the board on its apparent inaction regarding Cooper's recent legal issue. Disharoon says its patently unfair her grandson has been suspended for 19 games from the Grundy High baseball team for an alcohol-related infraction, yet Cooper can keep his job with little questioning from fellow board members.
In other action, the board did vote unanimously to hire Dr. David Dickerson as a successor to current Director of Schools Jody Hargis, who confirmed he will retire on December 28, 2014.