is reporting that the proposal that will be brought to the Joplin R-8 Board of Education Tuesday night calls for Bright Futures to be operated by an outside not-for-profit (not Bright Futures USA), which will reimburse the school district for the salaries of Coordinator Melissa Winston and another employee.
The system would be similar to one that is used in the El Dorado Springs school district, according to the article.
This would take it out from under the guidance of the Board of Education. It would be preferable to go the route of Webb City, East Newton, and McDonald County and cut all ties to the name Bright Futures, since in Joplin at least, that name is automatically associated with former Superintendent C. J. Huff. and that association will remain toxic for years to come.