Decatur- It was a night of laughs, tears of joy and some disappointment.
For hours, people faced Gloria Davis and told her how much they appreciated the hard work and contributions she has made to Decatur Public Schools. They presented her with flowers and gifts as a token of thanks.
Community member Tony Wilkins thanked her for tightening the gap between the minority and the majority. He thanked her for being a role model, not only for African American girls, but for all students and spear heading the one percent sales tax referendum in order to build Eisenhower High School.
However, Eisenhower is where one of the problem lies. Some support the naming of the auditorium after Gloria Davis, as agreed in her retirement contract. While others believe it should be named after a longtime teacher Shirley Kistler.
Dozens of people circulated a petition, hoping to amend Davis' contract. Regardless of their thoughts, the district is legally bound in her retirement contract to name the auditorium after Davis.