text messages sent by Anne Sharp to teachers asking for their help in securing her election to a sixth three-year term on the Joplin R-8 Board of Education are not the only contacts the board president has had with teachers.
After the Turner Report published the news about the text messages Tuesday night, I received two e-mails sending me copies of e-mail messages sent by Anne Sharp to teachers and staff members over the district mailing system.
The message reads as follows:
Hope you all are having a great 2015 so far. I was wondering if you might e-mail me your mailing addresses Thank you and have a dandy day.
Anne Sharp, Joplin School Board
While the message itself seems harmless, the idea of a school board member running for re-election sending texts and e-mail messages to the very people whose lives will be affected by decisions she might make if re-elected is questionable ethically to say the least.
(Photo: Anne Sharp gives a hug to Bright Futures USA director Kim Vann)