On Tuesday morning the Knox County School Board Chair was participating in a radio interview on the Ed&Bob Show on WNOX FM 100.3. The topic concerned the school security investigation. Either Ed or Bob asked her why the Superintendent did not supply the board with the full report on the investigation. Karen Carson, the Chair said, we are already inundated with massive amounts of material. Do what?
Many people came up to me at last nights State of the Schools address and said did you hear Ed&Bob today? They asked do you feel you were inundated with material when you served. I said that I had listened to the interview and when I served on the board, not only did I read everything I received, many times I requested additional information.
In the Knox County Charter, being a School Boarder pays the same salary and benefits as a Knox County Commissioner. If elected it is a four year obligation. If Carson or any of her colleagues are inundated and unable to commit to the job that the voters elected them to do, they should resign and let someone that takes the obligation serious and remains committed to doing it right.
After all it’s for the kids, they said.