A Clay County School Board member is calling for an investigation into Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. after accusations of fraud and plagiarism were made against him by a former high school principal.
In an open letter to the school board Thursday, former Keystone Heights High School principal Dr. Susan Sailor accused Van Zant of falsely labeling students with learning disabilities and forcing staff to write papers that he used to complete his Master’s Degree.
All to often these family values guys are really get what they can for themselves kind of guys.
Clay county, come on at this point don’t you know you can and need to do better?
Van Zant has had a lot of notable low-lights.
In 2012 and this cycle he has sought to disenfranchise much of the electorate in Clay County and he arguably stole the election in 2012.
Teacher morale is rock bottom?
He has shown an open disdain for transgender children.
He has hired his cronies and sycophants.
He has pressured at will employees into supporting him.
Even though there have been budget problems he supported a new charter school in Clay county, a school whose two grades have been F and D.
Clay’s financial rating was downgraded under his watch.
Even if all that is okay with you the academic performance that Clay County has dropped considerably under his leadership, in short it has been has been abysmal.
Look at these numbers from the Clay Today.
On July 8, the Florida Department of Education reported that the Clay County School District had dropped from an “A” to a “B” district and its ranking overall had dropped from 11th to 20th. A number of schools dropped in letter grade and the district’s first charter school went from a “D” to an “F.” (Remember, charter schools are funded by public tax dollars.)