One Yazoo City woman said she has a “measure of support” from parents and students who want the current city school board replaced.
Cynthia Walker appeared before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its Monday meeting asking that the city council dissolve the current Yazoo City Municipal School District Board and start over with a fresh crew.
“I have a great measure of support from my family, my friends and constituents of Yazoo City but most importantly from the parents and students of Yazoo City High School,” Walker began. “So I can stand with my shoulders rolled back with a matter-of-fact confidence...I’m in perfectly good order to ruffle feathers.”
Walker said she is “not too proud to beg” the city council to dissolve the current school board of trustees.
“Their board is either complacent, don’t care...or is arrogant as they come,” Walker said. “The district is running itself. It is loose and dangerous, and it does not serve the best interest of our children.”
Walker said the children are not benefiting from the local education system at all.
Walker also added that during the city council’s public comment opportunity, she understands that the city leaders cannot respond, merely listen.
“But ‘taking it under advisement’ ain’t good enough,” she said. “It is so profoundly important that you have open hearts, ears and minds and assert with great authority that there will be some measures, some reckonings. Do something to resolve, dissolve and rid ourselves of the Yazoo City School Board.”