Friday, October 23, 2015

Ridder seeking "transition" of Bright Futures from Joplin R-8

Bright Futures Joplin may not be connected to the R-8 School District much longer.

Interim Superintendent Norm Ridder is scheduled to present a request to the Joplin R-8 Board of Education to "transition Bright Futures from district system," according to the preliminary agenda for the 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, board meeting.

No mention is made on whether Joplin is planning to follow the example set by the Webb City, East Newton, and McDonald County school districts, which have recently cut ties to Bright Futures USA and dropped the Bright Futures name, while continuing to provide the same services.

The decision by the other school districts to cut ties with Bright Futures USA came after the not-for-profit hired former R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff as a paid consultant.


Anonymous said...

It's about time. The Bright Futures crew comes and takes credit for the things the community does for our kids. Those who do it for the credit are doing it for the wrong reasons. We care about our kids and we don't need to outsource our compassion for them. These kids in need can build relationships with our teachers, counselors and principals and not Bright Futures.

Anonymous said...

HELL YES.........

In awe. said...

"...oursource our compassion.."

Perhaps the most brilliantly insightful turn of phrase which I have read on this blog!

Anonymous said...

Read the Globe version: Same story, different POV.
Recommendation: Sever all ties with the middlemen unnecessarily taking money from its intended use.