Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Shawn McGrew: Keep your mouth shut and don't talk to the Turner Report

Joplin R-8 Board members need to keep their mouth shut and don't talk to the Turner Report, the newest member, Shawn McGrew, said during a soliloquy at the end of Tuesday night's board meeting.

Though he did not mention this blog by name, the object of McGrew's wrath was clearly a Turner Report post last week which revealed that the board had voted 5-2 to extend Superintendent C. J. Huff's contract through 2018.

The report noted that the vote was 5-2 with McGrew, Board President Anne Sharp, Randy Steele, Lynda Banwart, and Mike Landis voting for the extension and Debbie Fort and Jim Kimbrough casting the dissenting votes.

Citing administration sources, it also noted that the extension was pushed by Sharp, despite the fact that the board had no idea of what the conclusions of the state audit were going to be, other than Huff telling them continually that everything is okay.

"None of that information should have gone out," McGrew said. "That could have only come from one of us.

"We are not giving a clear, consistent message."

While it is important that the board engage in "a health dialogue" during its open and closed sessions, McGrew said, "when the vote is made, we all have to support that decision."

McGrew, who was appointed four months ago to take the place of Dawn Sticklen, who resigned after transferring her daughter to Webb City High School, is not running in the April election.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

"We are not giving a clear, consistent message."

That's not what you were elected to do there jerky boy!

Anonymous said...

What he really meant to say was..."We need to keep all the information to ourselves so the public is in the dark. Then we can do what we want and not have to answer to anyone."
I'm super glad this idiot decided not to run for school board. �� Thanks for helping him make that decision Randy.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if that means Mr McGrew is reading the Turner report?

Anonymous said...

The irony of the most unethical member of the board giving a morality lecture to his peers does not escape us. That this year's candidate, Nancy Good, was his campaign manager does not escape us, either. A vote of her is the same as a vote for McGrew and CJ. Same with Anne Sharp. Vote them out.

Anonymous said...

7:56-
We know his precious, sweet little wife is, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Why does this governing body think it is their job to speak with one voice, no matter what the vote? That rather defeats the purpose. If one response is all that counts, then one person is all that is needed on the Board. I pick Debbie.

Andrew Hoffman said...

At least it wasn't another magical 7-0 vote.

Anonymous said...

Shawn McGrew is an asshole. Thank God he isn't involved in Carthage anymore. If I see him on the street one of these days I'll spit in his face.

Anonymous said...

Randy, you seriously need to learn how to screen capture :-)

Anonymous said...

Shawn Mc Grew you and your wife are asses!


Anonymous said...

Does he just repeat things that Huff says? Huff and Angie B. were constantly wanting the board to all vote yes so they could present a united front. All that accomplished is making them puppets and the public think they're idiots.