The Ghetto Award was the topic of discussion of five speakers during the public forum portion of the meeting of the Sulphur Springs School Board Monday night. Speakers included mother of the child who received the award, Jerrika Dabbs-Wilkins. Pastors Lavelle Hendricks and Harold Nash urged the board to act on the matter. Board President John Prickette explained the board could not take action on the matter Monday night.
Pastor Nash stated that he felt that it was the school board’s duty to take action but did not define the action he thought should be taken. Pastor Hendricks said “they are watching and listening” as he too requested action without defining the steps that should be taken.