Note: If you would like to speak during the Public Comments in support of Dr. Jackson you need to call to the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools Central Office by 12 noon on Monday.
The Political Agitator response: Hate to see him leave but wish him the best. Smart brother in his field of work continuously looking for what is in his best interest. Do what you got to do and let the ignants keep talking. Interesting how the superintendent is not referred to as Dr. in the article.
Nash-Rocky Mount Superintendent Anthony Jackson is on the short list of candidates for the post of Brevard School District superintendent, a Florida-based newspaper reported Wednesday.
Florida Today, a Brevard County-based newspaper, reported that Jackson is one of six semi-finalists for the position of school superintendent.
On Tuesday during a three-hour special called meeting, the members of the Brevard School District Board of Education reportedly trimmed a list of 106 applicants for the position to the six candidates still under consideration. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Interesting article. I wonder will the board take action to fire the Dr. Jackson at the next school board meeting. I find the comments after this article to be quite interesting that name 3 whites on the board who may be going after Jackson. I remember when I first met Dr. Jackson in Pinetops at the Edgecombe County Commissioners retreat and he was awesome. I also was in a meeting with him again at the OIC in Rocky Mount and I have been following him since he has been here. I think he has done a great job from what I have seen however I have an issue with the lack of communication to all students, parents, staff and the community at large as it relates to the 6 white girls that had the photo on Instagram. I wouldn’t want to see the man fired but I would love to see him and the board address the issue and move forward. I do remember some staff being mad with him since he has been here but sometimes people don’t like change so therefore he may have taken some of the staff out of their comfort zones so they left the system. But I ain’t getting into that because I have not had a conversation with any staff that had a problem with him nor have I had a conversation with him about the staff. For me if the board is to fire Dr. Jackson in the near future I believe it will look as if the black community along with the NAACP will be the reason that he was fired but speaking for me, that would be using that as a scapegoat to carry out their mission. I hope that the black community will watch this situation closely and to think about what is actually going on with this situation. If Dr. Jackson is fired in the near future, you better have some input on what qualities and etc. you would like to see in the hiring of a new superintendent. Well the folks in Edgecombe County ran the first black superintendent away and he had done a great job with moving the system forward academically and financially. Well time will tell.
Members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education were mostly silent Friday about a closed-door session held earlier in the week that may have involved personnel discussions concerning the superintendent.
“I’m in no position to talk about that,” said board member Reggie Silver, who represents District 8. “The superintendant is still employed at this time. I’m not saying any more about it.”
Nash County board Chairman Fred Belfield told the Telegram on Friday he knew some members of the school board aren’t happy with the performance of Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson.
“It may be his last year,” Belfield said.
Jackson was in meetings all day Friday and unavailable for comment, said Patricia Hollingsworth, public relations officer for the school system. She then referred the Telegram to the school board’s attorney. (Source: Read more)