Around Town: Smyrna official blames Gaddis for Rivera departure from Campbell ...
Dale's Closest wrote - You can bet what is alleged about area Superintendent Dale Gaddis is 100 percent true. When the contracts arrived at Campbell High, all were there except (principal) Grant Rivera's contract. By Thursday when Mr. Rivera still did not have his contract or any word as to why, he went and applied with Fulton County. As teachers have been saying for years, "It's not about the children. It never has been about the children."
Mmmmmm wrote - Rivera fired great teachers last year just to bring in his incompetent pets from South Cobb. The parents stood up to him on two of the best math teachers last year and got them back. The ones he brought from South Cobb were jokes, didn't even give homework or tests. Grant got rid of the head of IB department, who we loved. Grant got rid of the school spirit. This wasn't like going to school but like a prison. The Smyrna City folks need to stop listening to Grant and his supporters because we top earners were pulling our kids and selling our houses to get away from Campbell. The IB students were pulling out and going back to east and north Cobb.
The Knower wrote - Rumor has it that Gaddis had it in for Rivera ever since Rivera took it on himself to dispel false rumors about the MHS rape case to nervous parents, rather than towing Gaddis's "party line" of "no comment" and letting Campbell get dragged through the mud.
Shocking wrote - A man like Rivera is worth more to the children of this county than Gaddis. Everything should have been done to keep Rivera here, in Cobb County. I think there are some very serious problems within the Cobb County school system, that if not corrected, are going to cause lasting damage.
ACTION ASAP wrote - Fire Gaddis ASAP, REHIRE Rivera ASAP
What? wrote - If what is reported here regarding Gaddis is true, I want him removed for his conduct. He has no business overseeing the schools in our area. And, if he allowed (former school board member) Holli Cash to have anything to do with this, our present board member should not stand for it as it would represent a level of disrespect and misconduct that cannot be tolerated.
Mad as hell wrote - I want Gaddis called before the Board of Education to address the charges leveled against him in this article. And, if there is any truth to these allegations, he needs to be replaced. If he and Miss Cash had anything to do with us losing Rivera, then he should at the very least be demoted. Gaddis is not well respected as a professional administrator and Rivera was held in the highest esteem. The board must act.
Rjsnh wrote - If what is reported is true, that Gaddis held up Rivera's contract out of spite and that then forced Rivera to leave, the new Super should fire Gaddis and get Rivera back. Rivera is no doubt in the top 1 percent of professional educators and it is unacceptable that Gaddis, who is not held in high regard by those in his area, should have mistreated Rivera in this shoddy fashion. Gaddis needs to be removed ASAP. I am outraged by his unprofessional conduct that has hurt the Smyrna schools. This is a setback big time. I expect the board to investigate this matter and address it and take appropriate action. Nothing less will do and it should be done now.
MDJ slobber wrote - The Mdj is slobbering over this guy. Personality rulz! They are such puppets.
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El Paso wrote - The tired argument that illegals are an economic drain is a lie. The illegals are an economic positive. Those who would support sending someone back to Mexico who has been here since early childhood or would force an illegal who is married to a citizen and has children who are legal to be deported shows what a vile heart they have. The Republicans passed this bill, which will in large part be declared unconstitutional, in order to appeal to their racist base.
Dustoff wrote - If the feds were doing their job regarding legal immigration and dealing with illegals correctly, then states would not need to pass these types of laws. The illegal Kennesaw State University student is a prime example of the failure of our feds. They give her a year to finish school which she has and now they give her another year and she plans to work. Yeh the feds are doing a good job!