Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

School Board Why Rush?

 

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The new MLK School - a waste of taxpayer's money, building a new school while city school's enrollment is plummeting. To not inscribe Martin Luther King Jr. School, only MLK, reflects the school boards' haphazard vote and lackadaisical approach with community consideration.

Monroe City Schools Superintendent Brent Vidrine got an early Christmas present, in of all months, July. That Christmas present was an 18-month contract extension in his position that was slated to expire December 31, 2021. Santa, aka the board members, decided to "reward" Vidrine with a new contract, even though the signed contract was only a draft. An incomplete contract wasn't a problem for five members of the board, who voted to extend Vidrine's contract without making sure that all of the "i's" and "t's" were dotted and crossed. One would assume that board members would take time to co...



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