Saturday, January 05, 2008

Karen Carson Long on Promises...Short on Results

In late October or early November 2007, School Board member Karen Carson met with a neighborhood group within the district that she represents. There was a concern that the neighborhood was being split between two high schools. Carson listened and promised to get back with the citizens.

In late November early December of 2007, Carson sent communication to the neighborhood that she would fix the rezoning problem with a scheduled school board discussion on December 17, 2007 and a vote on January 9, 2008.

You ask, why December 17, 2007? Because it lands four days after the filing deadline for political opponents and 3 days before the withdrawal deadline for potential political opponents. This would be a classic political move, so Carson thought.

The discussion occurred on December 17, 2007 and the withdrawal deadline passed and Carson still has an opponent. So, then yesterday the School Board agenda is posted to the school systems website and the rezoning correction is not on the agenda.

A male school board colleague of Karen Carson's was overheard after the school board workshop on December 17, 2007 as asking her "What are you doing?" With a tone of obvious disgust that the pure political nature of Carson's attempt.


Anonymous said...

The school board (and its chair) should send a big thank you note to Judge Fansler for his ruling and to Mayor Ragesdale for his inability to manage his employees. That pretty much took the spotlight off of the rezoning and the overall mismanagement of the school system.

Anonymous said...

You so got that right.