Friday, September 26, 2008

KCMSD Board Cronyism - Alive and Well!

Speculation is running rampant about who will replace Kansas City Missouri School Board member Ingrid Burnett who resigned abruptly this week, citing "disfunction" among board members and no clear direction for where the Board and the Disctict was going. 

Late this afternoon, sources close to the District have indicated that Board President Marilyn Simmons and Arthur benson II have thrown policy out the window, had a con-fab behind closed doors and already named the heir to be to Burnett's seat on the Board. 

Official School District Policy indicates that notices must be placed in newspapers within 7 days of the vacancy, then applications are accepted within 14 days of the posting of the notice. 
Despite this transparent policy being in place, this newspaper has received no notice of said vacancy to date. 

If those sources are correct, it looks as if cronyism is alive and well in the KCMSD!