Monday, September 14, 2015

East Newton cuts ties with Bright Futures

East Newton has become the second school to publicly announce it is cutting ties with Bright Futures USA.

The following announcement was posted this morning on what was formerly the Bright Futures East Newton Facebook page, but is now the East Newton United page:

Bright Futures East Newton has decided to move toward becoming an independent local organization, inspiring community partnerships to meet the needs of the children in our district. 

We will no longer use the name of Bright Future East Newton, and will be transitioning to East Newton United. We are very grateful to Bright Futures USA for assisting our community and school district in establishing an organizational structure to help our students. 

For all our volunteers, donors, teachers, staff, students, and community partners it will be business as usual for our organization. The only difference is that our name will change to East Newton United, patrons will see no changes in the way the organization operates. East Newton United will do our best to meet the needs of students in the East Newton School District.

East Newton United Advisory Board

The Webb City R-7 Board of Education severed its relationship with Bright Futures USA last week following two votes by Superintendent Tony Rossetti, who served on the BFUSA board, against the hiring of former Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff as a paid consultant.

In addition to East Newton, the Turner Report has heard that two other school districts, one in Jasper County and one in Newton County, are considering dropping Bright Futures.

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