School Board fires superintendent

The Duval County School Board has scheduled a special Tuesday meeting to discuss Superintendent Joseph Wise's contract, which extends through Oct. 31, 2009. Four of seven votes are needed to terminate his employment. Wise has been superintendent since November 2005.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Looking at the legal options

The Duval County School Board is examining its legal options to part ways with Superintendent Joseph Wise.
Attorneys from the General Counsel's Office will report to the board during a special meeting today solely focused on Wise's contract
Read more about this at http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/101607/met_208847828.shtml
Also, Jerry Holland, Duval County's elections supervisor, says it would take a legal challenge to resolve Brenda Priestly Jackson's status. Read more about that at http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/101607/met_208808379.shtml
How important are residency rules for politicians? Also, tell us more about what you think about the possibility of Dr. Wise's contract being looked at today.


Anonymous said...

In Las Vegas, NV there is a county Commissioner named Lynette Boggs-McDonald who claimed she lived in one place but was found to be living in another outside her district. She too was renting a home just like this school board member as claimed and lived at another as this school board member says she does.

What happened was the lady in Las Vegas was removed from her post and brought up on federal Charges. This school board member faces the same fate. She lied to her people who voted her in and she by staying a school board member is teaching our youg people it is okay to lie and say more lies if it gets you what you want.

Even Bill Clinton said explain what is is when he was questioned about having sex with that woman in the Oval office. Bill Clinton lied and got caught. Lynette Boggs MaDonald, the former county Commissioner from Las Vegas lied and got caught.

Now this school board member has admitted to lying, with her own twist of justification and she got caught.

School Parent said...

I can rent or lease a home in Jacksonviile. Run for and win election in that district. At the same time live with my family in Miami because i grew up in Southern Florida.

Brenda Priestly Jackson by her own omission is breaking the law every day she remains in office. She admits she does not live in her district. Only rents a home while living at another.

Living 5 miles out side your district or 2500 miles. Her main place of residence in her own words is still outside her district.

She needs to do the right thing and resign. Teach the children what is right and stop trying to justify why you are breaking the law.

Anonymous said...

A lot of elected officials have more han one home. Some in and some out of where they should stay...don't believe me, ask the mayor.

Anonymous said...

I certainly have no inside information, but according to the TU reports, Board Member Priestly-Jackson inherited her childhood home in 2005 upon the death of her father...well into her first term (she was elected 02 per the DCSB website). Do you not find it likely that she truly does live between the two? Should she have refused the inheritance, or sold the home...or never spend any time there? I think the real travesty is the fact that some hired employee has taken it upon himself to launch an investigation on an elected official who has diligently served this community well (I do not know Ms. Priestly-Jackson, never met her, don't live in her district). He is forsaking the job for which our district is spending huge amounts of money to run his own personal vendetta game. This is completely outrageous.