the petition to fire Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff.
The petition, which was started by Tina Carl, now has 474 signatures. The current plan is to present it to the Board of Education at its June meeting after a replacement is found for former Joplin Police Chief Lane Roberts, who resigned after his election due to his now position as head of Missouri's Department of Public Safety.
Carl left the following message today on the petition website:
I'm so happy to have your support in our effort to have Joplin Schools Board of Education address the problem we have with CJ Huff. We're quickly approaching the 500 mark!
Our voices are being heard and I'm so proud of everyone for taking a stand. I have faith that the new Board will deal with Huff and get our district back on track. We, as voters and taxpayers have joined forces and by doing so are getting things done here in Joplin. I applaud your drive and determination to create change!
Please remember to share the petition with friends and family, our kids and Joplin taxpayers deserve better!
It should be noted that there are at least as many people who would love to be able to sign the petition but are unable to do so because of fear of losing their jobs or having relatives lose their jobs.