Updated on May 8, 2012
Superintendent Moore Gets Demoted?
Huntsville City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Ann Roy Moore, accepted a compromise to end negotiations about whether or not to extend her contract. The school board voted today on the compromise that would allow the incompetent superintendent to finish out her nearly $200,000 per year job through the 2011 school. As of June 2011, Dr. Moore will be “demoted” to a mere advisory position to the incoming superintendent that will pay a mere….exactly what she’s making as superintendent ($197,686 a year).
So, a superintendent that allowed illegal searches and seizures of students, supported illegal interference in business relationships, and alienated and ostracized parents throughout the district will make another $400,000 of tax payer money. This after firing over 200 teachers to pay for what she blamed on “pro ration”.
Last year, we attended a school board meeting in which Dr. Moore was complaining about the school budget out of one side of her mouth while advocating that she be given another assistant from the other. That position would have paid between $40,000 and $60,000. When asked if she would accept a pay cut, Dr. Moore responded, “depends on how drastic the pay cut is.” Tell that to the 200+ teachers to whom you gave a 100% pay cut, Dr. Moore! I say, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Instead of addressing the real issues of why parents are opposed to Dr. Moore, her racist supporters decided to use just that – racism – to complain about the decision.
“The racists want her gone,” said Madison County Racist Commissioner Bob Harrison, “because they don’t want a school system that still has a majority white population headed by a black woman.”
Is that not the most ignorant and racist thing you’ve ever heard? I knew many black parents who couldn’t stand Dr. Moore and are happy to see her go. If you ask me – whom some would call a “white male” – the racist in our midst is Dr. Moore and her cronies. It didn’t escape me that when I was having my issues with the school system, I was up against a black female PTA president, a black female regional PTA president, a black female principal, a black female school liaison officer, a black male First Sergeant, and black female superintendent. And while all these people were attacking me, a black female parent who was more vociferous and angry than I was was never so much as cautioned.
I’m glad to see Dr. Moore go, but not because she’s black. Because she’s incompetent and ruined an excellent school system! I just wish we didn’t have to waste another nearly half million dollars on this woman before she is let go. I can’t say I don’t have a huge smile across my face, either.