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Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Jackson Public School District
Parent and Child Find Liaison Coordinator
educational doctorate degree
Mississippi State University
Alcorn State University
Morris R. Stanton, Ed.D. - Assistant Superintendent - Personnel MOStanton@mde.k12.ms.us
The board approved former NASD assistant superintendent Morris Stanton's resignation at a June 28 specially called meeting.
Stanton, who is originally from Natchez, was hired as assistant superintendent in 2008 under former Superintendent Anthony Morris' administration.
NASD Assistant Superintendent Morris Stanton submitted his resignation to the school board for the district's No. 2 spot at a specially called meeting Wednesday.
Stanton was not present at the meeting, nor was Interim Superintendent Joyce Johnson, who submitted her notice of retirement Wednesday. Hill, whose first regular day of work is July 2, previously served in a position similar to Stanton's - as one of two assistant superintendents with the Tupelo Public School District. As the only assistant superintendent at NASD, Stanton had oversight - just beneath the superintendent - of all schools. And since the board decided in 2012, not to hire a replacement for Human Resources Director John Sullivan, Stanton had taken on many of those duties. Stanton, who is originally from Natchez, was hired as assistant superintendent in 2008 under former Superintendent Anthony Morris' administration. Before joining the NASD, Stanton served as assistant superintendent of human resources at Canton Public School District. The board also unanimously voted against temporarily hiring Stanton as a consultant to help Hill with the transition to the superintendent job.
NASD Assistant Superintendent Morris Stanton said the policy essentially gives students the right to report bullying to teachers or administrators, at which point the issue will be dealt with accordingly.
In the past, NASD schools included bullying within the code of conduct. But Stanton said adding a specific bullying policy makes a difference because it makes students aware their school expects bullying to be reported. "(The policy) takes the guess work out of it for students being bullied," Stanton said. How should students deal with bullies? "Report it," Stanton said. The policy also says the district will make "every reasonable effort" to ensure those who report bullying are not retaliated against. Stanton said the district adopted the policy in the model of a new Mississippi law, which went into effect July 1. The law requires every school district in the state to adopt a bullying policy in its schools by December. "If you look nationally, you will find that bullying is a hot button issue right now. There are probably the same kinds of (laws being passed) in other states," Stanton said. Stanton said at this point, the policy directs teachers, principals or counselors to decide an appropriate course of action when bullying is reported, until district-wide official procedures are adopted. Stanton said he hopes an awareness of the new bullying policy among students and parents will act as a deterrent for bullying behavior.
Loftin took one week off for a church trip after the district's Assistant Superintendent Morris Stanton denied his request for time off.
Loftin was then asked by letter to meet with Morris and Stanton to defend his statement. "I told (Morris) I would not tolerate that language," he said. "I've stood by the district and everything (Morris) has done. Morris, citing personnel issues, would not say if any applicants had been interviewed for Loftin's job. But Morris did say he hopes to have a new principal hired by July 1. Morris probably has a crony to put in the job! I assume Morris felt Loftin shouldn't have defended himself against a thug and allowed the kid back in class! I assume Morris could have cared less for the students Loftin wanted to send to Central and rather sent them home to terrorize their own streets. Thank God for Morris Stanton, who had the guts to call it like he saw it. Now we need Morris to take responsibility as well, shape up or ship out.