Friday, May 29, 2015

BOE to vote on $15K speaker fee

I'm sure this is gonna be money well spent. Apparently the Knox County School Board will vote on whether to:
Approve agreement with Baruti K. Kafele to conduct a three-day training on July 22, 23 and 24, 2015 for the staff of Vine Middle School and staff of other schools who desire to attend at a cost of $15,000.00
Now, here's the catch: It's on the consent agenda, which is Latin for "rubber stamp."

Now, I'm sure Mr. Kafele is a good dude and means well. He's got a fancy website RIGHT SMACK HERE and he likes to refer to himself as "Principal" Kafele. (I like that. I'm gonna start calling myself "Reporter" Mike.)

Anyhoo, according to the contract agreement that the board will be asked to approve - find that bad boy RIGHT SMACK HERE - Kefele "will provide educations with specific strategies within the 'Closing the Attitude Gap Program and Framework' for closing the attitude gap toward the ultimate elimination of underachievement in their classrooms and schools."

He'll also be talking about "changing the intentionality of excellence."

Whatever that means.

And all for $5,000 a day!

Like I said: Money well spent.



Unknown said...

Yeah, think I'll start callin' myself "Sen. West" too. That's got a nice ring to it! LOL!

Judy said...

From his website: "He is the recipient of over one hundred educational, professional and community awards which include the City of Dickinson, Texas proclaiming February 8, 1998 as Baruti Kafele Day."

So, this is the highest and most recent of his 100+ awards??? It is the only one he mentions by name...

Judy Barnette

Mark said...

Knox County Commission Agenda for 9/21/2015:
Consideration of a Resolution of the Commission of Knox County, Tennessee approving an
agreement with Baruti K. Kafele to conduct a three-day training on September 22, 23 and 28, 2015 for selected staff of various Knox County Schools at a cost of $18,000.00 using Title I School Improvement Grant and School Climate Grant funds."

Climate Grand Funds???