Reasonable people can disagree about things. A lame duck school board picking the next superintendent however is not one of those things. The board announced that by early as September 25th they may have the next superintendent in place. Friends, that is just 43 days before four members of the board will be replaced. Even the Times Union has come out against this board picking the next super.
Then look at their track record, Burney, Hazouri and Barrett helped pick the last two which arguably were disasters. What do they want, a trifecta? And don’t give me that gobblygook about it being their duty when they have fallen down on so many of their other ones.
Which leaves just one explanation, hubris. They are so blinded by their egos they can’t see the further damage they might inflict upon the school system. Hubris is what caused Barrett and Burney to want to run again.
Ten years wasn’t enough for Barrett and it took a court order to stop Burney. The damage they had wrought, the wreckage of lives they had created wasn’t enough to deter them from seeking more time on the board. Now their hubris wants to see them create one last huragh, one last FU as they walk about the door to the citizens, teachers and students of Jacksonville.
And as we have paid the price for the last eight years we will likely continue to pay that price because they are choosing the next superintendent and this time they can’t say it is about the kids a lie that has flown from their lips many times in the past, this time it is all about them.