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In this photo: Phyllis Gorham-Battle/Pam Gorham
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In this photo: Coach & Athletic Director Sandra Langley
The meeting was actually suppose to be held last week but it was moved to this week. I will not be able to attend because I volunteer to video SouthWest Edgecombe High School Athletic Banquet every year. This year one of my classmates Alphelia Jenkins and her sister Bridget Jenkins will be inducted into the Schools Hall of Fame.
I read the article in The Rocky Mount Telegram, “School board reviews superintendent surveys” and found it to be quite interesting.
One of the staff respondents said, “Discipline! Discipline! (The new superintendent should) support administrators who are trying to keep an orderly environment, and who are not so worried about a statistic, such as a suspension rate.”
Now that is funny as hell because sources tell me that white children are not sent to (ISS) In School Suspension and when they do they are sent their days are reduced from the time they are suppose to receive. Just maybe the new superintendent will find a way to get to the bottom of how “Discipline” is not done fairly across the school district.
Another staff member asked the Board of Education to “please select a new superintendent who cares about education in Edgecombe County … not someone here to pad their resume.”
It is funny how these folks didn’t say a damn thing when the superintendent left when he was replaced by the 1st black superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools was hired. Yes he moved on but so did the one before him who said he was going to be here for 12 – 14 years.
Former NFL Pro Bowler Yancey Thigpen formerly of Conetoe NC and James “Teddy” Williams a dedicated Cougar supporter were inducted in the SWE Hall of Fame during the 2009 Athletic Banquet.
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Yancey Thigpen and Tim Pittman Principal