... like the Tucker Parent Council, which was suggested as a group that should help name our next Superintendent of Schools.
... Or, the Tucker Together group that was the supposedly "non partisan" and "non biased" overview group to present Tucker's options when faced with an invasion from nearby Lakeside City Alliance leaders
... Or, the Tucker 2014 group that was the advocacy group for cityhood that no one ever voted on in terms of their mission or their leaders (even though we we re told by Tucker Together that we would be able to make this decision as a group). This is the "group" that turned out to be just one person who was sent into a room with seasoned politicians, lobbyists and attorneys and given the green light by the legislature to go ahead and begin negotiations and bartering on behalf of the entire 27,000 or more people who currently live in the community of Tucker, without their knowledge or consent.
... Or, the Tucker 2015 group that took over when Tucker 2014 made too many mistakes. This is the group headed by a Smoke Rise resident who speaks for Tucker now, but just doesn't speak to us.
These groups all have a single person frequently leading the group, or advising the leader, at the head of them, every time... and here she is ....
Note that in the meeting, it was recommended that you can send a possible nomination to the "nominating committee" by sending an email to "Nancy" at Tuckerparentcouncil.com, which is a website, not an email address. If you go to the website, there is no information about who this "Nancy" person might be or what her email address is. It does not list the names or contact details for anyone who might be on this mysterious nominating committee or outline the process. It does not indicate when or where an actual vote might take place. And, in fact, it does not even list who the CURRENT board members are or how to reach them.
If you look at the school system's website, you will get something like this:
- Well, for starters there is the partnership with the pro-SPLOST "Friends for DeKalb County Schools" that convinced the voters in the county that they had to pass the ESPLOST tax in order to get the entire school board to stand for re-election at the same time. That, by the way, never happened.
- There is the partnership with another involved parent who branched off to start her own city related group. That one is "Neighbors for Lakeside City."
- Or, there was the duty of being the Campaign Finance person for a school board candidate while still serving on the "non-profit" Parent Council. That is something the IRS has specific rules against. But, you cannot get in trouble with the IRS unless you submit some kind of a financial statement, which we assume that the TPC does not do because they do not collect money, don't have any official members and don't hold elections (or at least not since 2012).
For example: Right now the website reads ...
Save the date for the following upcoming Tucker Parent Council meetings. Times and locations TBD.Thursday, March 5-- Due to the inclement weather last week, this meeting will be rescheduled.Thursday, May 7--******************