I have a question that needs answering…
…Do the remaining members of the Clayton County School Board have any brains at all?
This past weekend, the school board voted to hire John Thompson as a “corrective superintendent” with benefits that include…I’ll wait for you to finish swallowing your coffee…
…Benefits that include:
…a school-system-provided fax machine for his home, internet access, a laptop and “other electronic devices for effective modern communication.” His contract requires the board to pay for all maintenance and recurring charges for those devices.
[Source: 4/28/2008 Clayton News-Daily article “BOE called meeting erupts into chaos”]
So in addition to an annual salary of $285,000, John Thompson got the Clayton County School Board to buy him a laptop, buy a fax machine for his home, pay for his internet access, and pick up the tab for any “other electronic devices for effective modern communication.”
I bet Thompson was trying to contain his glee as he walked out of that school board meeting with all those perks. Either that or he was wondering if he could’ve convinced the board members to maybe pick up his mortgage payments, pay his light & gas bill, or even send him and his family on a cruise to the Bahamas.
Is it just me or does it seem like the Clayton County School Board just got fleeced?