Embattled Assistant Principal Given Contract Extension

Greene County Superintendent Dr. Patrick Miller said Wednesday he and Greene Central High School Assistant Principal Jimmy Summerville reached an agreement and Miller will recommend a one-year extension of his contract to the school board.

About 40 students at Greene Central High School were suspended after they came to class wearing clothing which broke dress code. Many received out of school suspension and said they did it in support of Summerville.

Dr. Miller says because of the contract extension, a hearing to discuss Summerville's job scheduled for Monday night has been cancelled.


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  • by Barbara on May 22, 2011 at 05:36 AM
    I don't live in Greene County, so I don't have a stake in this at all, but it seems to me that if the school board had decided not to renew Mr. Summerville's contract, they should have stuck with their decision instead of giving in because of some student protests. I'm assuming that they had a good reason not to renew his contract to begin with.
  • by jim on May 20, 2011 at 10:44 AM
    why is everyone in greene county so afraid to protest the school board, i am in favor of it but i cant do it alone.
  • by green county student on May 19, 2011 at 12:25 PM
    all my fellow students did was bring negative comments about our school and county people make fun of it already,thanks for nothing.
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      by greene county student on May 19, 2011 at 01:26 PM in reply to green county student
      and yes i know i did not spell greene correct.so big deal,
  • by jim on May 19, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    who dat , who dat, quick here comes the teachers, typical day in the life in a greene county teacher,not only does she have to teach, but has to put up with stupid students, the ones who dont want to learn,all 40 or so.
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      by johnny on May 19, 2011 at 01:53 PM in reply to jim
      wow thats some funny stuff.
  • by Nova Location: SHNC on May 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM
    The Public Schools System as a whole is not what is use to be, or not on a level where it should be. It is not so much the Teachers, Administration Staff, or even the Student bodys fault. It is the States fault, it is our Lawmakers fault. The Lawmakers put all the brunt of the budget battle on the backs of Education. Why not let Mr. Summerville have his non-qualified position, I mean they might as well put signs up all throughout Snow Hill and Greene County "Teachers and School Staff needed, NO DEGREES NEEDED" because when the Great State of North Carolina gets its budget together, who but people whom need a job will want to get into the Education. Why would I want to go to school, get a degree, on a grant that I have to pay back, and come to work for a State Government whom could care less about me and what all I have give up to teach. So I say let Summerville have his job and School Board go find some more non qulified people to run Greene County Schools. But is State Government you can't expect anything better!
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      by jim on May 19, 2011 at 12:47 PM in reply to Nova
      great post,i mean does anyone know what a sub makes you cant feed you pet,bird on what this state pays, never mind your self so greene county, have at it,it seems to me you get what you pay for, and believe me you lost.another told you so, believe me im right
  • by LC Location: Snow Hill on May 19, 2011 at 09:51 AM
    It is strong consistent leadership such as this by our Greene County school board and superintendent that has made our school system the cutting-edge envy of the state and our students fought over for scholarship opportunities at schools of necromancy and manure production nationwide! Pity the majority of GCHS students, pity the staff, pity the principal.
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      by jim on May 19, 2011 at 12:28 PM in reply to LC
      whoa bahaha
  • by Anonymous on May 19, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    good good
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      by jim on May 19, 2011 at 11:42 AM in reply to
      whats that mean its that a secret code, or something.
  • by No Surprise Location: Winterville on May 18, 2011 at 08:28 PM
    Once again, let a black man pull the race card and intimidate those above him with SCLC and NAACP to get his way. He should feel really good about working in an environment where he has not earned his right to have his contract renewed, but rather bully and intimidate his way in. What an awesome example to set for the kids at that school. It is true...we still have a race problem. However it appears to be more of an entitlement problem.
  • by Greene Central Student Location: Greene Central on May 18, 2011 at 07:28 PM
    If Summerville cared about the students like he says he does he would have went in the gym during the protest and told them that during school was not the time to protest and that their education was more important. Instead he stood in the cafeteria and laughed. His son started this entire thing on facebook asking everyone to come to school out of uniform, but when the protest started his son was in class wearing his uniform. Some of the students that got suspended are my friends and I hate that they got suspended but they got what the deserve. They were only little cloneys for Mr Summerville
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      by LC on May 19, 2011 at 08:57 AM in reply to Greene Central Student
      Thank you for sharing a first hand observation of the man's character. What a shame you students are burdened with such poor representation at the school board and administration level. I feel sorry for your new principal, I know he is trying to straighten out that school.
  • by Just Laugh and Move On Location: GC on May 18, 2011 at 04:58 PM
    Sad day for Greene County Schools when this man gets to keep his job because a FEW sad students, who he probably catered to (in a negative way) cried. haha I hope the next kid that gets locked up has his number.
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      by LC on May 19, 2011 at 09:00 AM in reply to Just Laugh and Move On
      Student voices are regularly ignored. He got to keep his job because the school board and superintendent were more concerned about keeping theirs than they were the quality of education Greene County citizens receive. Shame!
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