Thursday, April 24, 2008

Back from the meeting

Joan Frazier is now the permanent superintendent of Anniston City Schools.

In a 4-1 decision the board voted to give Frazier the top job.

And, contrary to my earlier 'spider sense,' there was very little acrimony involved. Vivian Thompson voted no, but there was no heated debate. At the end, some of the parents even gave her a round of applause.

There were some people in that room who weren't happy who talked to me after the meeting, however.

You may think that, being a journalist, we're only happy when people start throwing furniture around at these public meetings. In fact the opposite is the case; we often expect the worst and are pleasantly surprised when the opposite happens.

Tonight was one of those cases.

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