But don't be shocked. Actually let's be thankful the Super is looking. It's no secret it wouldn't bother me to see him go.
But to find out the Super is job hunting? Mr. Moss must not like Lee County anymore. Is it because his BFF (texting lingo for 'best friends forever'), Bill Tatum, isn't on the school board to cover for him? Shawn's gone too? It can't be. He still has faithful followers on the board that will give him what he wants. And I seriously doubt Bill Tatum is completely out of the picture. Must be something else!
But according to the Tampa Bay Times, our Super applied for a job earlier this year - 2012. Yep at the link below he is listed with several candidates for the Superintendent job for Pinellas County....
JULY 02, 2012
Huh? Word on the street was that Lynn Smith, now LC School Board chairman, was trying to work Moss a raise before the new board members were sworn in. Which would be illegal to do according to NC General Statute. Did Moss get discouraged when that tactic failed?
Let's recap the advantage Moss has as Super in Lee County: Wake County Superintendent oversees 146,000 students and is paid (well when they have one) about $250,000. Jeff Moss oversees about 10,000 and is paid around $200,000 or more. Moss has a gravy train. Is he out of his mind? Why in the world would you want to pursue other opportunities with those benefits? Not only that, if he chooses to leave the county, he can do it instantly. But if we choose to ship him out, we pay dearly. We the taxpayers, that is. Thank you Bill Tatum and cohorts.
Hmmm did Moss go applying when his favorites failed to keep their power on the Board of Education? Does he see a possible GOP advantage on the Lee Co Board of Commissioners, a real one without the RINO? Does he foresee scrutiny like no other time in his tenure with LCSS when he submits future budgets to the County? Inquiring minds want to know!
About stopping the press...Oh wait they have. LEED Brat Pac paid good money for those cushy ads that gave all the credit to Lee County Superintendent Jeff Moss when the ABC results came out. But they've been eerily silent since the dismal report on Lee County SAT Scores were revealed. The Super is responsible for the good and the BAD, folks. He can't pick and choose. Will Doran's excellent article in the Sanford Herald can be read at the link below....Note the quote below from Moss...
Local SAT scores drop, participation fails to increase