Two Greenville Public School Board Members have been warned after allegations were sent to the Mississippi Department of Education..
The Mississippi Department of Education received a letter in May of last year allegedly detailing wrong doings of two members of the school board, Emanuel Edmund and Doris Thompson.
The allegations claim the two members were inferring with day to day operations of the district, those of which were reviewed by MDE and found allegations valid.
According to the letter, specific allegations include:
- Thompson has publicly instructed the superintendent to disregard policy and afford certain rights to individual employees, specifically to allow teacher resignations.Despite district policy and superintendent recommendations.
- Thompson also questioned the superintendent's denial of personal leave to a school administrator and stated the superintendent should have advised the administrators to use sick days, which is against local board policy.
A few of Edmund allegations include:
- Questioning the pay of an employee whose pay had been docked based on a policy decision, stating concern for the financial impact on the employee s family.
- Edmond also supposedly questioned the resignation of a teacher based on what he had been told by several people,.
- It is said that Edmond has also used his phone to allow non-board members to listen to the discussions held during executive session.
According to letter, day-to-day operations includes personnel and management and failure to comply shall result in the immediate downgrade of the districts accreditation status to probation or withdrawn.
The school board was notified to respond to MDE office of accountability within 30 days and present documentation of compliance.