Friday, September 23, 2022
How much does Richland 2 spend on P.R.?
Every week I receive emails giving me all sorts of information about which I care nothing. I suspect few in the media care about it.
Now, I don't want them to stop because, then, I would not know how much money Richland 2 is wasting on P.R.
It's not like Richland 2 has anything to sell. There is no "brand" that the business needs to keep in front of my eyes. Richland 2 has a captive audience and a guaranteed banker (that's you).
Richland 2's job is public education in this district. It sucks up money every year from residents within the District's boundaries and from the state legislature. It gets that money, whether the economy is good or bad; whether there is COVID or not; whether or not (you name it).
The personnel engaged in P.R. are managed by Administration, for which Baron Davis is the superintendent.
The Board is supposed to direct the superintendent. Is that how it works?
If you listened to Davis' remarks at the end of the September 13th board meeting, you heard him say, "... several members of this board continue to support the move and the movement that we are making..."
And there it is - plain as day. The "move and the movement" are his. The board supports it. Four of the board members support it.
What he should have referred to was the Mission of the school board and how Administration is following it. That isn't how he sees it. The brand is his.
Up until now he had had a board that he could manage. That's about to change. In November, hopefully four new faces will join the board. Then there will be a board that leads - that directs, not one that follows.
Source: https://livestream.com/richland2/events/10609944/videos/232910367 Fast-forward to 4:38:08
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 3:00-5:00PM. North Springs Park Recreational Center, Picnic Shelter 1 (1320 Clemson Road)
"I am running for the Richland Two, South Carolina School Board because I believe we as a community need to ensure the safety of our youth. We are failing them by not providing them the adequate resources and knowledge to feel safe while attending school. With the climate of the world today, parents, faculty, staff, and students need to be provided the tools and skills necessary to feel safe in any given situation. It would be my duty to provide efficient and intensive training to all involved parties in the community while partnering with local law enforcement. With my background and training through the military, secret service, and developmental training, I have the skills to help guide our community. My role in my family has always been to provide and protect my wife, children and grandchildren to the best of my ability. I would love the opportunity to show that I not only can keep my family safe, but your children, and our community safe as well.If anyone has any questions of me, I can be reached via email at:TeStaley2022@gmail.com"
Terrance commanded a battalion (1500 personnel), in which 42 officers (majority white) reported to him. He has the leadership, business, management and professional experience to lead Richland 2 well as one of the four new board members.
Come and meet him. Bring your questions and suggestions.
Why did The Core Four (Manning, Holmes, McKie, Caution-Parker) vote to fire Supt. Davis on Sept. 13th?
Teresa Holmes made a motion that was displayed to all the world on the screen, ending with: "... I move that we conclude as a board Dr. Davis Dr. Davis's [sic] employment contract"
The written motion that the trustees saw before they voted ended with those words. Did the illustrious majority not read it? Did they not pay attention to what they were about to vote on?
Didn't Amelia McKie, the Board Secretary, need to say, "Just for clarification ..."?
Why didn't Supt. Davis object? Maybe he was just licking his chops over the $360,000 payday that The Core Four just handed him.
Is there any doubt that he doesn't have offers lined up and that he can be back at work on Monday? Does he already have another gig lined up?
When does he leave?
Does Deputy Supt. Marshalynn Franklin automatically slide up into the big office?
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