Stick's picture

Wow! It makes sense that Jim

Wow! It makes sense that Jim would want something like this. The Broad Foundation isn't a fan of school boards and local control; it's all about the CEO fetish. But, what I can't understand is why the board would sign on to this.

Anonymizer's picture

“First they ignore you, then

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
--Mahatma Gandhi

Pickens's picture

IIRC, I read about this in

IIRC, I read about this in the Shopper years ago.

got reporters?'s picture

huge story

Any BOE member that signed that agreement can be ousted for cause. That isn't only against their oath but is illegal in Tennessee.

Pam Strickland's picture

McIntyre should be fired and

McIntyre should be fired and every school board member who signed that should resign. And then we start over.

Sandra Clark's picture

Mike McMillan

This rule was fought by Mike McMillan ... who rightly thought it was an attempt to stifle him. I can see this being set aside, along with the "no recording" at teacher advisory meetings mandate.

Pam Strickland's picture

And that "no recording" at

And that "no recording" at teacher advisory meetings mandate is clearly against the law based on my reading of Tennessee law. As my dear mama and her eighth grade education would say, Dr. McIntyre needs to get off his high horse.

reform4's picture

Holy. Cow.

How much more evidence do we need that this guy is bad news and needs to be replaced as quickly as possible?

Can the fact that he even proposed this be some kind of cause to terminate his contract? Probably not, but it would be nice if that argument could be made. If he gave the education misson HALF the time and energy he spends worrying about his PR and trying to control everyone, the schools would be in much better shape.

Jim- just put your head down and do your damn job. That's what we pay you that huge $200,000+ salary to do. Not this shit.

Roscoe Persimmon's picture

Let's see if the daily rag will publish this agreement for the

new board members, this is as about as backwater, backwoods, and behind the curtain as it gets. This is why I was so adamant that Lynn Fugate needed to go, she's not a representative of the families whose kids are in the schools physically located in the 4th District.

Once again, the government is the enemy, there are no objective free thinking individuals on the Knox County Board of Education, maybe once the new members are sworn in over the weekend, Jimmy Mac will realize he's about to be exposed, worse than anything that Burchette could come up with, and he should for the good of the system, step aside and move on to something else.

Mello's picture

What other systems

What other school systems operate like this? I can't believe Knox County is the only one.

reform4's picture

Quip of the day

Jim McIntyre is the Lane Kiffin of Superintendents.

blue berry straw's picture

lets hope he exits the same

lets hope he exits the same way

TiBu64's picture

If anything, this proves Jim

If anything, this proves Jim McIntyre is more capable than we give him credit for. You can't blame him for taking the BOE up on this insane deal. However, we can blame ourselves for electing a bunch of yes men with rubber stamps. This is completely absurd. Good job to the Mayor's office for finding this and thanks to Donila for publishing.

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Um, yeah, you're welcome I think.
But the mayor's office didn't find this for me. Interesting nickname you have there by the way. The irony is not lost.

TiBu64's picture

Sorry. I assumed this came

Sorry. I assumed this came out in the back and forth over the leave policy. Nevertheless, good reporting.

TNchickadee's picture

i'm sure other school systems

i'm sure other school systems do operate this way.....those with Broad Academy superintendents.

TNchickadee's picture

i'm sure other school systems

I'm sure other school systems do operate this way.....those with Broad Academy superintendents.

ASummers's picture

Hopefully

Hopefully, now that the BOE members know it isn't legally binding, a lot of them will stand up and not sign it anymore. I am sure that Mrs. Roundtree wont be signing it.

mdonila's picture

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I actually messed that part up. They don't sign it. They approve it through a vote. But, I understand what you're saying.

KC's picture

The fact that this goes on in

The fact that this goes on in light of Black Wednesday escapades shows to what level of arrogance and power hunger exists in Central Office.

Maybe McKenzie and Broyles were thinking about this with their "puppet masters" allegations?

Knoxoasis's picture

The other thing it shows is

The other thing it shows is that appointing officials is not some magic bullet that solves issues of corruption and competence. At the end of the day people in power are honorable and trustworthy or they are not, regardless of how they come to power.

Click or Clack's picture

Stump the chump

The anti-stump the chump clause and the post vote loyalty oath clause are bo-o-o-o-o-ogus.

The part about the superintendent reporting to the board, and the school faculty and staff reporting to the superintendent is a good idea, even if it's in a bad document. It would be impossible to coherently run an organization if individual board members were at liberty to wander in and out, making demands and barking orders to anyone and everyone. Teach this. Don't teach that. Give me a report on how eating Elmer's school paste affects participation in the school lunch program. It just wouldn't work.

KC's picture

. It would be impossible to

. It would be impossible to coherently run an organization if individual board members were at liberty to wander in and out, making demands and barking orders to anyone and everyone

That's so absolutely not what this is about, and you know it.

This IS all about McIntyre trying to control and manipulate the governing body he IS SUPPOSED to be accountable to.

Click or Clack's picture

Settle down.

That's not what this is about, right now.

Right now you've got a chump in the superintendent's office (who apparently really doesn't like to be stumped...), and you've got any number of chumps on the school board.

One day you may have a really great superintendent, but chances are, you'll always have at least one or two chumps on the board. Maybe it's not the best idea to saddle that future great superintendent with chumps on the board who think it's a free-for-all if they want to camp out at their local school and make life difficult for the people who are trying to educate children.

KC's picture

One day you may have a really

One day you may have a really great superintendent, but chances are, you'll always have at least one or two chumps on the board. Maybe it's not the best idea to saddle that future great superintendent with chumps on the board who think it's a free-for-all if they want to camp out at their local school and make life difficult for the people who are trying to educate children.

Distracting on so many levels.

First of all, McIntyre is no one's chump.

Second of all, the BOE may be partly filled with self-seekers and weak sisters, none of them can be called chumps.

Thirdly,a free-for-all if they want to camp out at their local school and make life difficult for the people who are trying to educate children You have the nerve to try to make what McIntyre did "for the kids?"

Please, you're showing your desperation.

Click or Clack's picture

Desperation

I think you have me confused for someone else.

F-U-GATE's picture

GWITT ARTICLE

Knox County Board of Education Chairwoman Lynne Fugate said the agreement isn’t a contract, and was never intended to be.

“Nobody signs anything, nobody gets sanctioned if they decide to go off the reservation,” Fugate said. “I think it’s much ado about nothing. We’ve been operating like this since 2008.”

F-U-GATE

KC's picture

There's a reservation?

There's a reservation?

cwg's picture

Here's

my update, with much back story, plus more from Rountree.

(link...)

mdonila's picture

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And, yet again, you bring up the fact that I made one very minor mistake that the school board uses in their red herring argument to throw off people from the real discussion.

You also erroneously say I didn't note my edits to my initial entry when in fact I made an completely new entry - which to me is way more important - noting the mistake and correcting it myself.

Do you hear me make fun of your bone-headed Derek Dooley and his so-called $1,400 pants that you completely blew and embarrassed not only the Metro Pulse but the Sentinel on.

Seriously, what is your deal? You continue to attack reporters on Twitter, the paper, blogs, etc. Are you that insecure?

And by the way, what is the "real" story about regarding the BOE agreement? Is there a not-real story out there?

cwg's picture

several

inaccuracies here, but I'll email you about them because that's more polite.

Honest to a Fault's picture

What else is it going to take I

It is time for every citizen of Knox County to share your thoughts regarding the leadership of Knox County Schools!

Mayor Burchett, widely trusted and respected by the majority of Knox Countians, has voiced his frustration regarding McIntyre 's leadership skills and arrogant attitude in Knox County Schools.

County Commission is very frustrated w the superintenden's ongoing arrogance and lack of being a good steward of the county's money that has been earmarked for education.

Brave teachers have spoken out to the KC BOE,media outlets, and COUNTY COMMISSION regarding the many problems that are internally a huge problem in most of Knox County Schools.

Educators and parents have quietly voiced their lack of trust or respect for McIntyre's poor leadership skills and policies to each other.

Several teachers have been fired with no paper trail to support their destruction of a career they know a lot more about than McIntyre will ever know about educating a child.

The BOE were voted to their position by the citizens of their district to be the CEO / BOSS of the superintendent. Yet , this week we find out of a document that they have all verbally agreed to what was written was to protect the employee they are suppose to be managing. However, we have said all along they just "rubber stamp" whatever he desires ( with one hold out who stays w his convictions, yet , he is rudely treated by the other BOE members for not being a rubber stamper). Thus, the documents uncovered this week prove that the super does control the BOE. McIntyre manages others through fear and intimidation which eventually leads to destruction if not stopped.

Ms. Deatheridge commented at a BOE MEETING in Nov .... That no one " knows what goes on behind close doors with them in their meetings w McIntyre." I think that comment speaks volumes of improprieties that needs to be followed up.

It is widely noted the superintendent puts a spin on everything to his advantage. How inappropriate can one superintendent be in trying to keep a pregnant BOE ELECT from attending orientation so that she can become a qualified and well trained BOE MEMBER. Pregnancy is not a disability!!!!

Dr. McIntyre boasts that he is a Broad Academy graduate which is totally over rated institution and is a totally UNACCREDITED institution for superintendents. And, Knox County pays him about $100,000 more than our city or county mayor. Is he really worth this ? Have we gotten our money's worth from him?

Knox Countians.... Why do you let this go on in our county????? You need to get vocal like so many of the above or you will continue to allow more questionable policies, testing, unfair treatment, spending etc be subjected to our children, human beings, and tax payers . You need to be vocal and let your county commission and school board members know how you feel!!
Get vocal and stop the manipulation! You need to as loud as everyone is at winning UT FOOTBALL GAME to be heard and acknowledged by the present BOE members! They have a hard time hearing the truth so you must be very loud so others can hear you as well. Just like every vote counts ... Every VOICE WILL BE HEARD!

Let your voice be heard!!!!

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