And to offer some help to board candidate Melinda Campbell, who said during the recent candidate forum that she didn't know exactly what the superintendent does- this is what the superintendent of the Joplin R-8 School District does.
He uses students for his personal benefit.
He uses staff for his personal benefit.
He has no qualms about twisting the truth so far out of shape that it is unrecognizable.
He bullies any woman who dares to stand up to him, cases in point Debbie Fort and Jennifer Martucci
And when all else fails he plays the "wife and kids" cards and talks about how his family has been affected.
And they call this a hero?
C.J. Huff offered the following response a few moments ago to board candidate Jennifer Martucci's response to his Facebook attack from last night:
Thank you for the response below. The letter you sent is subject to the Sunshine Law as it was not private. It was sent to the Board President, Vice-President and I. Additionally, it was forwarded to the Board of Education so that they had an opportunity to hear your opinion. If anyone wants to see the email, they have a right to do so under the Sunshine Law. It's a public document.
Contrary to your comments below, the fact is there were multiple opportunities given for you and others to voice concerns. Two Board meetings with public comments of which you took full advantage, a full public forum where you spoke as well. I also met with you privately on at least one if not two occasions on the issue. What you have mentioned below was never brought up as a concern during any of those opportunities. No question it was an emotional issue. My family was impacted in the same way as yours by the redistricting. That I appreciate and I appreciate your public apology for the comments. With that said, I appreciate that you have now gone public with your stance on our children in Joplin and their diverse needs.
As I have said, we are not a perfect district. There are many decisions that have been made. Some have been spot on and in some cases a different decision would have been made given what we know today that we didn't know then.
Additionally, you indicate that I have been using my Facebook page the last few days for political purposes. I assume you are referencing the one previous post where I cleared up a number of important issues that were falsely stated on a Facebook page. All of those issues have been discussed publicly in the last few Board meetings. If you are suggesting that as a district we continue to ignore false or misleading information, then I respectfully disagree.
You also indicate this is a personal issue for me. I can only assume you are referring to the harassment my wife and children have endured since the redistricting decision in 2012. It is my expectation that my wife and children be able to play in our front yard or drive down the street without fear of being harassed. Hopefully that ends today. My wife and kids had nothing to do with the decision.