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'I Am Again At Your Service'

Newly Reinstated, Grimesey Brings Down the House

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Newly reinstated school superintendent Dr. Bob Grimesy laughs with reporters during a short press conference before formally accepting his position in front of an audience gathered in the auditorium during the Monday night session of the Moore County School Board meeting at Union Pines High School on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Carthage.

“Mr. Chairman, members of the board, this is the superintendent’s report, I am Dr. Bob Grimesey, and I am again at your service.”

With those words, the newly reinstated Moore County Schools Superintendent brought more than 1,000 people packed in the Union Pines High School auditorium Monday night to their feet in a rousing victory cheer.

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SARA CORCE/The Pilot The crowd cheers and jumps to their feet in support of Dr. Bob Grimesy during the Monday night session of the Moore County School Board meeting at Union Pines High School on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Carthage.

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SARA CORCE/The Pilot School board member Laura Lang stays in her seat during the Monday night session of the Moore County School Board meeting at Union Pines High School on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Carthage.

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SARA CORCE/The Pilot Remaining board members make a motion to reinstate Dr. Bob Grimesy as the school superintendent, with Laura Lang not voting in favor of Grimesy, during the Monday night session of the Moore County School Board meeting at Union Pines High School on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Carthage. Board member Becky Carlson (second from left) left shortly after the vote, resigning her position.

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SARA CORCE/The Pilot Reinstated school superintendent Dr. Bob Grimesy enters an auditorium to the roar of a crowd gathered during the Monday night session of the Moore County School Board meeting at Union Pines High School on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Carthage.

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(17) comments

Diane Jones

Someone should look into a relationship between kk and scholastic book company. She has pushed scholastic read inventory and read one eighty into all the schools even when they did not want it. It must have been a very big part of instructional budget for mcs. I have heard that she consults for them. how can that piece of information get checked?

Diane Jones

I agree.

Barbara Brady

Hopefully there will be a lot of young people with fresh ideas interested. People who have served before are wonderful sources of experience who I'm sure would share their knowledge but we do need to start with new people on the board.

Kevin Lewis

Laura Lang is a CPA. Does she manage the funds for Moore County Schools? Does she have a conflict of interest or an interested conflict?

Sharon Turner

It bothers me that the Pilot totally ignored the multiple teachers that stood before the board and told of the culture of bullying and loss of jobs if a teacher speaks up or speaks out against an injustice. The first thing my coworker said was that the teacher that spoke about the culture of silence and fear was going to be fired for speaking out against it. Every one has totally missed their point, and that is that Dr. Bob was doing something the senior staff did not like and they want him gone, not for reasons related to job performance, but because administration does not like you, just like they do to the teachers.

Tessie Taylor

M & T, I think your concern is unfounded. The concensus primarily is that Teachers have been loudly heard and supported. Not sure if you were at any of the meetings, but the one thing that was most evident has been the support of teachers for Dr. Grimesey and his support of the teachers. And, no, that was not missed by the Pilot's editorials.

Frankly, now that we are on an upward swing from the activities of the past few days, lets keep going ahead to the positive things that are in store.

Sharon Turner

As a classroom teacher, I beg to differ. I have seen instances since the meeting. Until the classroom becomes a safe place for teachers to work, nothing will change.

Ce Foote

Moore County aka Peyton Place. I don't know but there is something about Dr. Bob that gives me the creeps...can't put my finger on it. But very happy I don't have any children in the Moore County schools after this fiasco. What a joke.

Scott Hollrah

Love the objective and constructive evaluation of the situation. If people have a negative and unsubstantiated position, by all means bury it and don't look the fool. Sunflowers face the sun, you apparently have a different heat source that you focus on.

Bridget Gulka

http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/we-would-gladly-have-had-him-back/article_538a247e-0edf-11e5-b0ba-639db45e882e.html


well put that in your pipe and smoke it..... apparently his previous employers would have him back...

Linda Maness

Maybe someone needs to look into the finances for Moore County schools being Ms Lang wanted to use taxpayers money to buy out Dr Bob's contract. You catch my drift?

Kevin Lewis

Lang looks like Lucy from Peanuts in her photo. Chronically disgruntled that no one is lining up for her nickel counseling stand.

Kevin Lewis

How can Laura Lang state that The Pilot printed lies when she refused to give any reasons for her actions. Do we take her on faith?
I really think she has psychological problems.

cdm1mom

I understand several very qualified people have applied. People who have never been on the board before.

We don't need retreads appointed to the board. We need new parents, hopefully some with business backgrounds, and children in the younger grades.

Kathryn Galloway

I'm glad your insult autocorrected. Really? The "r" word - not necessary, appropriate or relevant.

William Clark

khgalloway,
Since you are trying to be PC, look again at the word that pilot_4u2 wrote....... RETREADS.... Know what a RETREAD is? It is most certainly NOT the "R" word.......

Unfortunately, you showed YOURSELF to be the person with the "incorrect" thoughts!!!!!

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