May SBOE Report Leaves Out “Town Hall” Event

In the May agenda notes from the State Board of Education meeting on May 1st, the activities section for the State Superintendent did not include the “Town Hall“, which more like a campaign event,  held at Cox Mills High School. For reference, Cox Mills High is located at 1355 Cox Mill Rd, Concord, NC 28027 in Cabarrus county.

I am still attempting to contact Cox Mills Principal and Vice Principal. So far, neither have even responded to my emails, which qualify as Freedom of Information Act requests. One school board member has responded since I escalated my request to them. That member, Carolyn Carpenter, replied that I did not know about this event even happen.  Had not been advised.”

Small wonder, they didn’t even tell Rep. Pittman and only announced it in the local paper the day before, yet the Cabarrus Democrat Women knew a week in advance.

So, back to the question. Why was this speaking engagement, that was called an ‘educational town hall’ for “Friends of Education”  at Cox Mills left off the list below?

Recent Activities of the State  Superintendent
Attended and/or delivered remarks/keynote address at

 Give5 – Read 5 discussion, Cary, NC
 Teacher of the Year Luncheon, Cary, NC
 Teacher of the Year Summit, Raleigh, NC
 Superintendent’s Quarterly Management Team Meeting, Raleigh, NC
 Public Education Forum, Mars Hill, NC
 National Association of Chief Executives, Cary, NC
 Governor’s Education and Work Force Innovation Commission, Raleigh,
NC
 NC Economic Developers Association, Raleigh, NC
 Governor’s Education Cabinet, Raleigh, NC
 Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC
 Center for Financial Literacy News Conference with NC Bankers
Association, Raleigh, NC
 Champions for Children Gala (honoree), Garner, NC
 Rocky Mount League of Women Voters, Rocky Mount, NC
 Public Education Forum, Kitty Hawk, NC

Visited

 Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School, Mills River, NC
 Conover School, Conover, NC
 Manufacturing Solutions Center, Hickory, NC
 Poppelman Plastics, Hickory, NC
 Bunker Hill High School, Hickory, NC
 Bailey Middle School, Cornelius, NC
 JV Washam Elementary School, Cornelius, NC
 Hidden Valley Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
 Kitty Hawk Elementary School, Kitty Hawk, NC
 First Flight High School, Kitty Hawk, NC

 

 

 

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A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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