Thursday, April 16, 2015
Huff: Sachetta can handle Dropbox Scandal; I'm headed to North Carolina
Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff is once again spreading the news about he declared there will be school and inspired the tornado-stricken Joplin community and the nation.
This morning, Huff, who can be hired under the Washington Speakers Bureau's "heroes' category for $8,000 plus travel fees, shared his inspiring story with the Guilford County, North Carolina Preparedness Committee in Greensboro and staff of the Guilford County School District.
Huff was able to find his way from Missouri to North Carolina, though two days ago he was unable to find his way across the Joplin High School campus prior to the dedication of the new Performing Arts Center to attend the swearing-in ceremony for newly elected R-8 Board members Jeff Koch and Jennifer Martucci.
As has been Huff's practice for more than two years, the speech was given on a work day- and this time on a work day when Joplin High School is embroiled in a scandal over photos of nude students placed on a Dropbox server.
According to reports of this morning's speech, these were among the things Huff said:
What's more important than training is hiring the right people
We are not doing a good job of taking care of our kids as a nation. We are #20 out of 21 of industrialized nations at this.
When donations start pouring don't just think about the first weeks post disaster but the long term
And, of course, he told his story of how he declared school would start on time. The rest is history.