Monday, October 12, 2015
McDonald County drops Bright Futures
The Bright Futures McDonald County Facebook page has changed to McDonald County 4 Kids and a new cover photo has been posted to eliminate the Bright Futures logo.
Judging from the website, McDonald County, like Webb City and East Newton earlier, plans to continue its program to help the children, but will do it without the Bright Futures baggage.
BFUSA has been reeling since its decision to hire former Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff as a paid consultant. Huff will make $30,000 for six months, with the option to extend the contract at the end of that period.
Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Webb City told KZRG recently that the legislature will examine the use of the money that has been received by BFUSA. the legislature has appropriated $400,000 for the organization over the past three years.