June 12th, 2012
The Principal of a US school deals with an end of term dilemma
By Jim Welch
My name is Steven Jefferies. I am the principal or rather the head of a very private school located in the northwest corner ofLouisiana.
We are probably closer toTexasthan to any town or community inLouisiana. The name of this institution isFairwaySchoolfor Girls and it is one of the most renowned schools in the world, not just theUnited States. We have place students in the most elite colleges and universities around the world and have prided ourselves with a one hundred percent graduation rate and an overall grade point average of 3.8 on a scale of 4.0. This has been the case ever since the school opened 100 years ago. We are totally privately owned and financed and run by a board of governors that includes some of the most prestigious men and women in the country. There are 15 board members that make policy. The reason for the odd number is there can never be a tie vote on any issue.
May 28th, 2012
The moral is; don’t speed in Louisiana.
By Jim Welch
There is a small town in the northern part of Louisiana that is called Doyline. It is a town of about 2000 people at most. The chief of police, Mr Roy Coffee, had the mayor expand the city limits to encompass Interstate 20 which runs from west to east all the way through the state of Louisiana. He had to expand about 2 miles to encompass the interstate but has increased city revenue by 200 percent in the last 3 years. This is done solely from the speeding tickets awarded the unaware motorist going from Shreveport to Monroe or on to Jackson, Mississippi and further east.
May 22nd, 2012
The third part of the Griswald Academy trilogy
I thought that I had completed my story line about the Griswald Academy but as fate would have it there is another chapter. I do not particularly care for the circumstances of this part of the story but I feel as though it must be told in order to put the whole thing to rest.
I (Thomas Jefferies) am the disciplinarian of the Griswald Academy and was hired by Anna Griswald the executive director and owner of the establishment five years ago to take care of a growing discipline problem that had become the school. I have totally fulfilled that obligation and still have another 5 years on my contract but with an out clause if I decide to take it. Well as stated earlier fate intervened.
May 1st, 2012
The second in the series (Part One being just below this). More from the Griswald Academy.
by Jim Welch
I have had a wonderful five years here at theGriswaldAcademy. I do still have five years left on my contract as I have the good fortune of being the only staff member who does not have to reapply for his or her job every year. As I have stated earlier Anna gives me total control over disciplinary actions regarding students and teachers.
Yes I even have had to administer the cane to the backside of some of the teachers as they have gotten quite agitated with a student and treated them with disrespect. As I have mentioned before, disrespect is not tolerated at all in this institution.
May 1st, 2012
Written from the perspective of someone who has the job many of us would relish and the first about the Griswald Academy. Part Two follows as the next story.
By Jim Welch
I have the dream job of all dream jobs. I work for theGriswaldAcademyinNorthwest Louisianaas the disciplinarian. My one and only function is to mete out discipline to unruly 17-19 year old young women.
I use the term young women as that is how they are considered here at Griswald. The common thinking is that when a girl reaches the age of 16 she is pretty much developed into a woman physically and by the time she is 17 she is mentally considered a woman. So therefore these young women are treated as such and given all the rights and benefits of a full grown woman until such a time as they do or say things that cause them to lose some of those benefits. When that happens then I am asked to put her back onto the straight and narrow path.