When I posted Thursday night about local school boards who have passed a resolution to repeal the accountability act, I was unaware that Opp city schools joined the parade at their Feb. 21 meeting. That makes 17 systems in all who have taken a public stance that they are fighting for their students, teachers and schools.
They have the courage and conviction to speak out against the diversion of $145 million from the Education Trust Fund.
They understand this effort is not just about repealing this terrible legislation, it is also about educators coming together across this state and speaking with one VOICE. Something we’ve been reluctant to do in recent years.
Each of these superintendents is due a word of thanks for leading the way. Here is the email address for each of them. Please take a moment and drop them a short note of appreciation. (And if your own superintendent is not on this list, let them know that you are watching and wondering why they have not stepped up.)
Baldwin County: Eddie Tyler firstname.lastname@example.org
Bibb County: Duane McGee email@example.com
Butler County: John Strycker firstname.lastname@example.org
Geneva County: Becky Birdsong email@example.com
Henry County: Chris Padget firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston County: David Sewell email@example.com
Jefferson County: Craig Pouncey firstname.lastname@example.org
Marion County: Ann West email@example.com
Mobile County: Chresal Threadgill firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery County: Ann Roy Moore email@example.com
Randolph County: John Jacobs firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallapoosa County: Joe Windle email@example.com
Andalusia City: Ted Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeds City: John Moore email@example.com
Opp City: Michael Smithart firstname.lastname@example.org
Russellville City: Hearth Grimes email@example.com
Winfield City: Chris Cook firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone likes a pat on the back. You can support this effort by emailing these good folks.