Monday, October 12, 2015

McDonald County drops Bright Futures

From all appearances, McDonald County has become the third school district to end its affiliation with Bright Futures USA.

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.


Anonymous said...

Past time for Joplin schools to do the same

Anonymous said...

"There's an old saying in Joplin," he began.

A series of awkward pauses followed. "I know it's in Missouri, probably in Joplin that says, 'Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me... You can't get fooled again!'"

Anonymous said...

that has to be my fav W quote. love it