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Why KW School Board Chairwoman Kathy Morrison should resign immediately

By Bob Shannon Central Garage

Any elected official has an ethical and professional obligation to ensure anything they put their name on is truthful, credible and fact based. What appeared on the KW County School Website ( attached ) is none of those. Ms. Morrison elected to use exaggerated claims under a scenario that both she and the members of the BOS know isn’t true. This was indeed a shameful example of what happens when anyone challenges expenditures of the public’s money. It might also explain why it was pulled from the school website within hours of it’s posting.

Throughout 2015 a contested and very public discussion took place over County spending, to include the School Systems Budget Excesses. These excesses were best exemplified by a widely circulated comparison between Nottoway County Schools and King William County Schools. Nottoway has 6 schools and some 300 more students, to King Williams 4 schools. Nottoway had a school budget last year of 19.9 million vs. King William 25.7 million ( these numbers were taken from each County’s websites) The Debt Service cost from 2015 , the amount of money allocated in each budget for servicing past school debt was 2.3 million in KW County, and $230,000.00 in Nottoway, ( 1/10th what is was here ) clearly indicating which School Board has a more frugal approach to debt and spending someone else’s money.

Even allowing for the 2.3 million in Debt Service Costs King William’s 4 Schools are spending $90,000.00 a week more than Nottoway. You need not be a budget expert to recognize something is terribly wrong. The County Schools do a very good job, this isn’t a criticism about the quality of the schools, just one of Leadership not watching tax payers dollars.

Voters paid attention and voted out 3 sitting members of the BOS after weighing the merits of the public discussion. Ms. Morrison demeans Supervisor Hansen & Supervisor Ehrhart for simply following the wishes and intentions of voters who said ENOUGH !

It is incumbent that someone sitting as the Chair of the School Board display impartiality and honesty in all of their public assertions. Whatever Ms. Morrison’s politics are , are her business. It is however a different story when she allows her personal political beliefs to be injected into what should be a fact based honest discussion on the spending of tax dollars. As such Ms. Morrison should immediately resign from her position on the School Board.

 

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

3 Responses to “Why KW School Board Chairwoman Kathy Morrison should resign immediately”

  1. Jacob Wilson says:

    I have a few questions for Mr.Shannon of how he attained this number of $90,000 and where he received his information? This link- (I could not insert an URL so google:SUPERINTENDENT\’S ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014 Virginia)
    is the SUPERINTENDENT\’S ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014. In table 15, the information that Mr.Shannon appears to be referring to is there, but does not necessary supports his point unless he is referring to the 2014-2015 data that has not been generated yet. May I politely inquire to your source and how you calculated this number? Also, in a survey on the Tea Party website this question was asked: \”If a $10,477.00 voucher (cost to educate one pupil in 2014 in KW school system) were given to you per child – Would you spend it on the KW School system?\” Am I afraid to say that this question seems to be bias, supporting one answer over the other from the get go. However, that $10,477.00 seems to include money from local, states, and federal governments. It only costed $4,094.00 of locally allocated funds in the years 2013-2014. This number, as seen by visiting the link above, is not an uncommon number. I would encourage those who read these comments and posts to visits the websites, do the math, learn what is happening, and realize when an error is made. I implore, double check me. If you are able to, prove me wrong. I would be glad, it would show that people really are fact checking and not believing any number that is thrown at them. However, I am afraid that everything I have said is moot. According to Mr. Shannon \”someone who is a student and pays no taxes, doesn\’t yet vote and is only parroting words that were put in their mouths by adults who have themselves (as evidenced) little understanding of the issue we were trying to have an intelligent debate on\” (Shannon, 2-23-16). Despite how intelligent or honorable my point my be, because you now know I am a student all respect has been lost. Apparently, I am incapable of free thought and will only agree with what the adults around me say. I may be 16, I may be in the workforce, I may graduate high school with an associates degree, I may pay taxes, but unfortunately I am not a VOTER. Because I am not 18 and thus cannot vote, I am not even worth being paid attention to. But I would like to congratulate the Tea party. Because a few choice members wanted to save face, they have most likely alienated every student, teacher, and parent. I may not be able to vote now, but in four years when every student that you did not want to pay attention will be able to vote, and I doubt they will forget. But I would not like to end this comment on a bad not. I do not do this to push an \”agenda\” or to just throw mud. I legitimately want a better county, but cuts to the schools may not be the best way to go about it. I do agree with you that the meeting on Monday may have gotten out of hand. However, this pointing of fingers and name calling must stop. I understand that we all have our differences of opinions but that is all they are: differences. And diversity was never a bad thing. I believe that loyal to the county should be put over both one\’s party and the voters. Just because voters demand something does not mean it is for the benefit of the county. I thank you for reading this far into my comment and taking the time to look over my concerns. If I have gotten something wrong, please let me know. I would also wish to encourage you to reply to the things I have said, but I would ask that you would address me as you would a voter, because that is what I will be one day.

  2. Jason MacFario says:

    What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

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    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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