a week ago today on 11/2/2023 at the NAACP Town Hall, I was talking to Constance Every of Sleeves for Needs as Knox County School Board Member Daniel Watson was leaving the Beck Cultural Center, i asked him “are you running” for re-election to the Knox County School Board in 2024 (I meant) he said “call me” and literally ran out of the Beck Cultural Event Center. I looked at Every and said well he is running… I did not call when I can talk to him face to face.
Apparently on Monday 11/6/2023 afternoon, he told his school board colleagues in Executive Session (not open to the public and press) he is/was not seeking re-election (running) in 2024.
Then when the School Board met tonight on Thursday 11/9/2023 to consider the Knox Prepatory School contract (charter school), School Board Member Mike McMillan was absent. I am told (maybe wrongly) that Daniel Watson ran from the meeting tonight. With two members missing it gave only 7 NOT 9 voting members. When a member passed, the contract failed for lack of a majority vote (it takes 5 in favor to pass anything) to pass the contract. So in December the contract will live to fight again. Moving from Good to Great Blog Material.