Friday, November 20, 2015
Taxpayers to pay for Joplin R-8 meeting of the minds
It was a fascinating idea for a program.
Imagine if Thomas Jefferson were to meet with Winston Churchill or Albert Einstein with Archimedes.
Or William Shakespeare and Mark Twain.
What stirring, intellectual conversations they could have.
Though those conversations will never take place on this plane, there are the rare occasions when great minds are tossed together.
And Joplin R-8 taxpayers made one such meeting of the minds a reality.
The bills scheduled to be approved by the Board of Education when it meets Tuesday include $489.08 for a double room at the Lodge of the Four Seasons during the Missouri Association of School Administrators conference for recently reassigned Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Testing, and Expensive Consultants Sarah Stevens and Executive Director of Elementary Education (straight from her command performance as principal of McKinley Elementary School) Jennifer Doshier.
Oh, the conversations those two must have had.
Steve Allen would be envious.
In another waste of taxpayer money, the board will approve spending $213.68 for Joplin Globe subscriptions.
The good news is this month's bills were not anywhere near as riddled with questionable expenditures as they have been the past several months.