Jefferson Parish School Board elections aren't until November, but the rancor among members seems to be already at a late fall level.
Now, that sniping has extended even to the agendas that are sent out before the board's monthly meetings.
The next meeting is Feb. 7, and accordingly an agenda was posted and emailed from a generic email address for the board president. Nothing unusual about that.
What was unusual was a few hours later, when board President Mark Morgan sent an email from his law firm address.
"Please be advised that this agenda was not approved by the board president and is believed to have been manipulated by the superintendent at the direction of Mr. (Cedric) Floyd," Morgan wrote. He said the meeting would be governed by the published agenda, but that the board may need to convene a special meeting "to address this highly irregular circumstance."
According to Morgan, Floyd, a board member, altered the wording of some items on the agenda related to the dismissal of Joseph and the search for a new superintendent.
Floyd has tangled with other board members repeatedly over the last few months and has vowed to work to unseat several of his colleagues.
Floyd denied that he had done anything unusual.
"I updated my second readings (of agenda items he had proposed) as to what I wanted to present to the board," he said. "That's my right as a school board member."
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. Only heaven knows when it will end.