Monday, April 06, 2015
Board member apologizes to Martucci: Huff attack was unethical, unprofessional
In the attacks, Huff, using a two-year-old e-mail Martucci had sent him, tried to characterize her as being a snob who would not care about all of the kids in the district.
Jim Kimbrough, who will leave the board next month after nine years, sent an apology letter to Martucci today.
The letter reads as follows:
As a member of the Joplin Schools Board of Education, I want to publicly apologize for the unprofessional, unethical, unwise and politically calculated attempt by our superintendent to attack and defame your character and influence the upcoming election. I am truly appalled by this type of behavior as it is definitely below the dignity of the office.
I would encourage you to continue to take the high road in this matter and to maintain your focus on how to improve employee morale and the quality of education for each and every Joplin student.