Superintendent: School Board Totally out of Control

Brian Entin, WTOC (Ridgeland), May 29, 2012

Over 100 people turned out for the Jasper County School Board meeting Tuesday night when a presentation was planned on consolidating schools.

But the meeting abruptly ended shortly after it began after a verbal altercation between Board Chairwoman Kathleen Smooks and Board Member Randy Horton.

“I’m an elected official and a public person and I wanted to speak like anyone else,” Horton said.

But when he tried to speak during the public comment session, Smooks immediately spoke over him and then started hitting her gavel.

“This is the first environment I’ve worked in where board members are out of control. They are totally out of control,” Jasper County Superintendent Dr. Vashti Washington said.

The board chairwoman abruptly ended the meeting when Horton would not sit down or stop talking.

“They’ve done this to me before. Whenever there is something I want to speak about, I ask for it on the agenda, and it is never on the agenda,” Horton said.

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The superintendent says in her thirty years in Education, she’s never experienced a board altercation like the one at Tuesday night’s meeting.

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  • But the meeting abruptly ended shortly after it began after a verbal
    altercation between Board Chairwoman Kathleen Smooks and Board Member
    Randy Horton.

    Smooks.  Hmmm.  I’m tempted to change one letter.

    • JackKrak

      Does Mrs. Smooks really look like someone who has the intelligence, judgement and general capability to to be in charge of anything? Only in America…..

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Dr. Vashti Washington?? Need I say more? Dr. of what “Hate Whitey Studies”?

    • TomIron361

      from the little I saw/heard her, I’d say she’s got the mental capacity of a retarded Cocker Spaniel…

    • I’m sure some kind of studies in blackness…which always means hate whitey.  I met one who had hers in African American Education Research.  

      • ed91

         sounds like a crisply edited paragraph would get you a PHD in that subject.

  • TomIron361

    “First, God created idiots, that was for practice, then he created school boards.” – Mark Twain

  • ncpride

    I’m confused. Who is out of control here? The White man calmly trying to speak as a board member, or the rude, arrogant black woman who apparently thinks no one else has the right to talk?

  • Government School is Hitler Youth training for evil liberals.  They have been uncontrolled for decades; that explains the sorry, sordid state of youth today.

    They are DUPES for socialist propaganda and demagogues. 

  • TomIron361

    For out of control. This is my favorite.

    Detroit City
    Council hearing adjourned amid shouting match …

    Apr 11, 2008 … You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this
    video. … A Detroit City Council special investigative
    session into a police whistle-blower lawsuit …
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqOSNI7l0bQ
    – 142k – Cached
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  • mikejones91

    Having the “black perspective” is always useful. I laugh when I see it on T.V shows/movies. I think to myself, “when the F*** has a black man/woman EVER been the voice of reason”? The black voice is the one who says do it, we can’t get caught.

  • Joshua50

    I don’t see why the school Superintendent didn’t intervene and try to restore order. It’s obvious Ms. Smooks was the one out of order.

  • uh oh…looks like some serious DISRESPECT.  Doesn’t that white man know about the unwritten law of America.  No disrespecting black people.  It will always result in TNB…

    He’s lucky he didn’t get shot or stabbed.  You could see the inner savage coming out in the eyes of Mrs.  Smooks.

  • “Doctor” Washington.  It is always “Dr.”  The cheap doctorates you can get are one of the other educational travesties going on.

    • Up to my neck in CA

      You should only be called Doctor if you can add MD to the end of your name.

  • From the announcer’s summary at the end of the story:  “It’s a crazy situation, Brian”.

    No, it is a BLACK situation, Brian.

    “Crazy” is another one of those euphemisms like “random”.

  •  Notice how in the PC netherworld you cant actually say or point out the racial dimension.

    You just have to show what’s happening and hope that the public does (or is it doesn’t) notice the real dynamics. 

    Ridiculous.  Call the emperor out on his scanty wardrobe.

  • It seems liberals are always shocked when the diversity they have championed (to the detriment of fellow Whites) finally turns on them. When will they ever learn that blacks and other minorities will ALWAYS do what is in their racial best interests, something that a White liberal could never imagine. One-day liberals might just understand that diversity and multiculturalism does not include them!

  • When blacks are in charge there is always one thing you can count on–Chaos!

  • “They’ve done this to me before. Whenever there is something I want to speak about, I ask for it on the agenda, and it is never on the agenda,” Horton said.

    If we change the fact pattern slightly by making you black and sitting on an all White school board, what do you think the charge for such behavior would be?

  • 1proactive2

    Diversity be are strenth!

  • Her inner-savage was just itching to come out.  I was waiting for her to jump across the table, rip his heart out, smear blood all over her, then triumphantly dance around his corpse…if we have the means we must move away from them.  Let them destroy their school districts.  The gravy train is about to go dry.  When it does, I don’t want to be anywhere near them. 

  • Johnny Reb

    . . . Asks the BLACK superintendent, about children in an almost BLACK audience . . .

    “If you have a board out of control, what do you expect from the children?”

    AH-AH-HA-HA-HA-HA . . . ROFL . . .   That’s as good one.

    Simple answer:  Nothing.  I’d be happy if the little monsters didn’t eat anyone.  Speaking of which, that school board chairman looks like she’s about to.

    Two elementary schools thinking about combining:  Hardeeville and Ridgeland.   One (Ridgeland) is 90% black.  The other is half-and-half.

    Guaranteed the upset from the blacks has nothing to do with education.  It’s about the loss of jobs and control which equates to the loss of OPPORTUNITIES TO STEAL.

    Taking the opportunity for corruption from a black is more dangerous than taking a bucket of KFC.

  • IstvanIN

    More likely Pol Poy Training Camp if there are significant black children: your’re lucky to get out alive.

  • IstvanIN

    More likely Pol Poy Training Camp if there are significant black children: your’re lucky to get out alive.

  • sbuffalonative

    Mr. Horton made the fatal mistakes of caring about the students and actually trying to help them.

    It’s hopeless dealing with blacks. If you fight one, you fight them all. The only thing to do is to back off and let them do what they want. Given enough time, wacky theories, and uniquely black solutions and they will cannibalize themselves. 

  • ageofknowledge

    This is wrong.

  • It’s good of you to focus on the IMPORTANT POINT
    of your GREAT
    Idea

  • Joshua50

    This whole affair is more about suspected embezzlement of school funds than race. Mr. Horton wanted to publicly request school financial records and the Chairwoman and the Superintendent wanted no part of it. Read the commentary section and you’ll see what the real issues are.

    http://www.jaspercountysun.com/news/school-board-meeting-ends-turmoil

  • Up to my neck in CA

    “Moronic barking black woman routine to intimidate everyone”

    That is ghetto debate skill # 4