McDuffie County BOE to discuss superintendent

April 9, 2007

THOMSON, Ga.---The McDuffie County school board will meet this Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. to talk about Superintendent Dr. Mark Petersen.

The Board of Education says they've received a lot of complaints recently.

If you'd like to speak at the meeting, be sure to contact the superintendent's secretary in advance.

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  • by Heather Meadows, News 12 Web Producer Location: North Augusta, SC on Apr 30, 2007 at 07:13 AM
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  • by Concerned Location: Thomson on Apr 27, 2007 at 09:14 PM
    WRDW must be squelching these comments to end the offensive against Petersen. I know that I wrote several comments on th is after the board meeting that were never printed. I see two more. I have been out of town for 2 weeks, and there is nothing new. Petersen probably thinks people have lost interest, but while out of town, I met two people from Thomson that I did not know. They too were disgruntled. I had never met them, but when they found out I was from Thomson, their next question was where did I stand on the issue. They also told me that there has been some overt racial discrimination, and for Laurie Ott to ask Petersen about the black teachers from Alabama who applied to the school systemj and were never even given an interview. It's not that they were not qualified, it is that they were not the right color. They also said to evaluate the black/white teacher ration before and after Petersen if she wanted facts. They also assured me that there would be black candidates running against any board member who supported Petersen in this issue. The people are still mad, they just have been quieted in this forum.
  • by why Location: thomson on Apr 12, 2007 at 03:55 PM
    why weren't all the people that had so much to say not at the board meeting tonight? do you think anything has changed,,,NOT
  • by thurdsy Location: thomson on Apr 10, 2007 at 09:56 AM
    The policy does not say anything about contacting the sup. secretary. It just says you must sign in prior to the meeting. I wonder if this is a new rule?
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