Unfortunately, the Beaufort County Board of Education majority has demonstrated that it hasn’t learned anything from the hiring and nepotism issues that plagued the district during the last six months. This is also true of Superintendent Jeff Moss who at a board meeting whined that the “facts” haven’t gotten out and then failed in his letter to CARE to provide those convincing “facts.”
The overwhelming negative public reaction to these issues has been totally ignored. More importantly, the focus during this long time period has moved from educating children to defending the district and board.
Now we’re faced with the “new” nepotism policy wherein Moss could hire his wife as long as she didn’t report directly to him, and the board would have no recourse. In spite of the previous overwhelming negative public reaction to this type of hiring, it appears a majority of the board would have absolutely no interest/concern if this were to occur. When asked if he intended to hire his wife, I’ve been led to believe that the superintendent had no answer. He could have put this potential issue to bed by just saying “No.” Now we wonder what might occur.
My conclusion is that a majority of the board and the superintendent continue to show disdain for the thoughts of the voting public. I’ll be interested in how voters react in future elections and on potential school bond issues.
Michael F. Vezeau
Sun City Hilton Head