Aiken County's "... trusted local news source".
The truth about your new superintendent is;
She and her cronies in the good ole boys club in the APS, over the period of the last few years, have deliberately and methodically excepted themselves from honest accountability to any meaningful standard of competence or conduct, even the law.
Should anyone in Aiken County care to pursue the issue, the truth of the allegation is easily proved.
Ask Beth Everitt to show you any evidence that board members and administrators are honestly accountable to any standards of conduct and competence, at all.
In what ever she shows you, look for proof that a complaint against an administrator or board member will receive a principled resolution; an impartial resolution based upon agreed upon principles,
and free of undo influence.
She will show you none, because their isn't any.
The record of the leadership of the APS is one of excepting themselves from accountability, even to the law.
They are absolutely damned by their record.
That is why their record is kept secret from stakeholders, even in violation of open government laws.
Your school board president has suggested that local bloggers who are writing the truth about the APS, are illegitimate.
Ms. Sanders is apparently confused by the fact that she is reading the truth only on the blogs and not in the local papers; the Journal and the Tribune.
The decision by the Journal and the Trib, not to investigate or report upon an ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS, is a decision that they will not explain, defend, or even acknowledge.
The only fact that is substantially proved by their decision, is the fact that they have betrayed the interests of their stakeholder readers.
That fact, does not make blogs "illegitimate" because they are then alone in writing the truth.
This is about the message, it is not about the messenger.
Ms. Sanders would do well to stop worrying about the "legitimacy" of the complainant, and more about the legitimacy of the complaint.
She would do well to start asking a few hard questions of Beth Everitt.