When I posted Thursday night about local school boards who have passed a resolution to repeal the accountability act, I was unaware that Opp city schools joined the parade at their Feb. 21 meeting. That makes 17 systems in all who have taken a public stance that they are fighting for their students, teachers and schools.
They have the courage and conviction to speak out against the diversion of $145 million from the Education Trust Fund.
They understand this effort is not just about repealing this terrible legislation, it is also about educators coming together across this state and speaking with one VOICE. Something we’ve been reluctant to do in recent years.
Each of these superintendents is due a word of thanks for leading the way. Here is the email address for each of them. Please take a moment and drop them a short note of appreciation. (And if your own superintendent is not on this list, let them know that you are watching and wondering why they have not stepped up.)
Baldwin County: Eddie Tyler email@example.com
Bibb County: Duane McGee firstname.lastname@example.org
Butler County: John Strycker email@example.com
Geneva County: Becky Birdsong firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry County: Chris Padget email@example.com
Houston County: David Sewell firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson County: Craig Pouncey email@example.com
Marion County: Ann West firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile County: Chresal Threadgill email@example.com
Montgomery County: Ann Roy Moore firstname.lastname@example.org
Randolph County: John Jacobs email@example.com
Tallapoosa County: Joe Windle firstname.lastname@example.org
Andalusia City: Ted Watson email@example.com
Leeds City: John Moore firstname.lastname@example.org
Opp City: Michael Smithart email@example.com
Russellville City: Hearth Grimes firstname.lastname@example.org
Winfield City: Chris Cook email@example.com
Everyone likes a pat on the back. You can support this effort by emailing these good folks.