We have it on good authority that you’re using your personal email accounts to conduct official Jefferson County Public Schools business.
While using JCPS equipment and services to access those accounts.
Publicly available email records seem to back those claims up. Particularly the ones with all sorts of unnecessary redaction.
We hear you used Guthrie Mayes (Bonnie Hackbarth and Dan Hartlage, who wrote the board email last summer – and did things like this) to conduct half the interviews for several positions you just filled with problematic people. Interviews during which neither Hackbarth nor Hartlage disclosed that they were with an outside agency and did not work directly for JCPS. (Did they also screen/interview Jamilah Fraser? Of course they did.)
We don’t even need to speak to how screwed up that is. Or how screwed up it is that you defer to a PR firm for advice. A PR firm that tries to literally buy positive press – as Bonnie tried to do with this very publication a few years back when she gave a former writer here a free telephone and other accessories.
And really? Threatening that you’re going to “neutralize” those who cover educational matters in the press in this town? Yep, we’ve heard about that, too.
Good luck finishing out your contract. Because you’ve just given the entirety of the press reason to dig, dig, dig.
Semi-related: How the hell did Christi get the top job? How was she qualified for that job yet unqualified for other communications positions beneath her current spot (she was turned down for another job)?