The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce chose to pour more
money into CUEE, purchasing CUEE’s only concrete work product.
According to the
Minutes of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber Board of Directors meeting held
Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 8 – 9:30 a.m. at Country Inn & Suites:
Consider Finance Committee recommendation regarding acquisition
of Education Framework: Clinton Beeland made a motion that the
Chamber Board provide $30,000
towards the repayment of debt incurred by the Committee for a
Referendum on School System Unification with local business vendors.
return for this consideration, the Chamber is to receive the ownership
rights to and the future use of the professional publication entitled
“An Education Framework”. Carl Holley seconded. After a
thorough discussion, motion carried unanimously.
I wonder what was said in that “thorough discussion”?
Maybe which local vendors Chamber members’ dues are subsidizing by paying off
Maybe who owns those vendors, and what their relations might be to the CUEE or
Anything more substantial than Chamber or CUEE people said in
the meeting at VSU 20 October 2011
that “framework” was never actually presented to a group invited in the middle
of the night?
“Future use”, eh?
outspending 10 to 1 yet losing the school consolidation election 4 to 1
didn’t give the Chamber pause,
any more than the Chamber paid any attention to
the copious evidence that consolidation is a bad idea that makes
Instead of pouring more money down the CUEE rathole,
Jim Parker had a good idea for the Chamber:
How about as a first step the Chamber pledge an equivalent amount of
money it and its members have spent on CUEE to the Boards of Education
yearly, to be used as the teachers see fit?
I’m sure the two school boards could use $150,000 each for their teachers.
How about it, Chamber?
Want to show some leadership?