MPS Board Meets in Special Session

The Meridian School Board met Thursday in a special called session.

However, the purpose of the meeting focused on the hiring of administrators, particularly principals.

This was done in closed executive session, and no action was taken.

Superintendent Charlie Kent said a new security tool was also reviewed.

"The new security piece, we were changing vendors at a reduced cost," said Kent. "With this budgetary crisis that we are going through, we wanted the reduced cost and we have purchased services with a better price."

Members of the school board also discussed Kent's evaluation in executive session.


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  • by Whitney Location: Meridian Ms on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:26 PM
    I really believe Mr. kent was doing a good Job and I think. that the school system needs someone like Mr. kent who is going to be direct to the point.it's seems as thought every black man that get's in a High position in the school system the white man wants to get rid of him.... or move him or her I do not think they should look at Mr. kent as a big fault. the fault lies among different people in the school system especially the teachers and aides. it is a alot of crooked things in the school system that the board doesn't know about the unless the board is crooked to
  • by Jill Location: Meridian on Feb 26, 2010 at 02:45 PM
    Annie Must Teach 2, Who will teach the children of MPSD if all teachers are fired? Will the parents home-school?
  • by To Eve on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:30 AM
    The parents of the undisiplined, unwanted, check, food stamp, free housing receiving children could also help correct situations we have in MPSD. That is where the problems start with these children (at home) and then the teachers are left to help try and raise them to be respectful people. If teachers did not care and want to help these children they would not be working there.
  • by Annie Must Teach 2 Location: schoolhousesucks on Feb 26, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    Why not fire all teachers and administrators in the district as they did in Rhode Island? This will weed out the bad, the good, and the teacher bloggers who criticize, yet offer no solutions. What good would firing anyone do? Why not volunteer to do their jobs for one day, I bet you'd change your minds. Remember, this is Meridian, MS. If you don't play by the good ole boy rules, you will be set out on a limb to fail. Every black administrator was placed in those positions without adequate assistance and expected to perform miracles. They are bad principals when they don't allow teachers to do what they want to do or are not sympathetic when someone's cat dies and they need to leave work early. All administrators want teachers to do is their jobs and many of you, including YOU who are blogging during school hours don't have sense enough to do that. Don't get too happy my fellow buds in education. Mr. Barbour is trying to assist you in losing your job too.
  • by Eve Location: Garden of Eden on Feb 26, 2010 at 09:03 AM
    I hope all are happy now. Don't think things will get any better since Mr. Kent is gone. Whoever takes his place will inherit a mess just as he did. I'm really glad he's leaving Meridian so he won't have to deal with the good ole boy system anymore. It is a sad day when people rejoice when another loses his/her job. The only person who can correct the past and present situations in MPSD is Jesus Christ himself. I pray for administrators, teachers, children, and support staff of the district daily. The rest of you should do the same.
  • by Miss B Location: Meridian on Feb 26, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    Should have been fired a long time ago along with Vickie Hood. MHS is out of control.
  • by Sinner on Feb 26, 2010 at 07:48 AM
    Charlie Kent was FIRED in Executive Session Last night!!!!!
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