Why did school board dismiss Jackson? – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: Someone said that Bob Murphy firing was connected to money being given to the school system and Robbie Davis got mad with him.

Members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education might have found a friendlier audience in a hornets nest than the one they got in a special meeting of constituents Monday night.

The folks who filled a room at Rocky Mount High School weren’t happy. And who can blame them?

It’s hard to conceive of a more botched up way of firing a superintendent. Word leaked out months ago that Dr. Anthony Jackson was likely to be forced out of his position before next fall. And yet school board members continued to stay mum when asked repeatedly what was going on by reporters … by parents … by teachers … and even by county commissioners. (Source: Read more)