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LEE COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Lee County School Superintendent Jeff Moss is under fire for allowing students in his district to write letters to lawmakers protesting possible cuts in state education spending.

One of the lawmakers who got a letter is Republican State Representative Mike Stone, who says his daughter asked in her note, “Please raise the budget, Dad” and help keep two teacher assistants employed.

Stone told WRAL-TV in Raleigh, “As I read through this (letter), anger completely shot through me, and I was trying to hold myself together. (It’s unconscionable) to know any education system would use a daughter against her father.”

Now an email conversation has surfaced between a man in Raleigh and Moss over the letter writing project.

Mike Otto, a credit analyst at Sysco, wrote Moss this email:

What in the world were you thinking making that comment, “If you’re not interested in receiving letters from people in your district, don’t run for public office.”? Are you serious, sir? The school forced the man’s own daughter to write a letter, knowing full well the little girl has no idea whatsoever what she is writing about. That’s just wrong. Evil Nazi/Soviet-style indoctrination. You should be ashamed.

Mark Otto
Credit Analyst
Sysco Raleigh, LLC
T 919.755.2XXX
F 919.755.7XXX

Moss fired back with the following threatening email:


Thank you for providing me additional insight into the beliefs of Sysco and your attitude toward our teachers in our public schools. I will be delighted to share this with the other superintendents across this state and nation so as we select companies and vendors to work with our schools we have a greater awareness of their belief structure on our primary challenge of teaching tomorrow leaders. It is easy to cast doubt when you do not know the story.

Jeffrey C. Moss, Ed.D.
Lee County Schools

Moss told WRAL-TV he didn’t see the writing exercise as a problem and said students in other schools wrote to lawmakers and Perdue.


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  • Bundle

    Mr Jeff moss represents the lack of quality that one attracts to this area including lee Moore Scotland Richmond etc. Young punks who ads wet behind the ears and care less about education. During last years budget ordeal scotlNds boy wonder pink sliPped all teachers but the coaches. What a sham

  • supermadd

    Moss got Otto fired this morning.

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