June 4, 2017

Is it true that there is sex discrimination at Jasper County High School?  Official complaints have been filed with School Superintendent, Mike Newton, and the Jasper County School Board.  TWG has received copies of the complaints, which you can read for yourself.

This is the information we have been provided:

Chelsea Begnaud was hired as the Agriculture Mechanics teacher to start in December 2016.  After only 2 weeks of being at the school, she was told she would have to reapply for her job the following year, as they were looking for someone with more experience.

This is Mrs. Begnaud’s first teaching position after graduating from the University of
Georgia; however, she was not told when she interviewed that they would be doing another interview process.

She went through the interview process again and the job was given to a male. The explanation given by Charles “Buddy” Cain, the principal of JCHS, was that this gentlemen had more experience in the Ag field for teaching.  Upon finding out who was hired, it appears that the man hired does not even hold a degree in Agriculture education and has never facilitated an AG education program. His qualification for the AG teaching position seems to be he is a male.

Not very long afterwards, a student overheard Principal Buddy Cain tell another teacher that any male could do a better job than her. The student then responded, “Well who do you think taught us to (electrical) wire?” and left the office to tell Mrs. Begnaud.

Several years ago the Jasper County School Board removed another female AG teacher, and to our knowledge, there has not been a female in that position since then, that is until Mrs. Begnaud was hired.  We should all be interested to see how the Jasper County School Board handles this complaint.

Read many more details at these links:





Citizens, be informed and stay informed!  Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County.  That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.



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  1. Foley says:

    Looks like all the facts of sex discrimination is there in bold. She has a degree and if she’s qualified to even get the job why would they feel the need to change anything?

  2. Female scientist says:

    And people wonder why we have issues recruiting women into STEM fields. This is why. Illegal and reprehensible. This school needs a change in attitude and management.

  3. Laura says:

    Not a Jasper County resident, but I have attended some of your BOC meetings. It appears that your school board runs on the same I don’t have to follow the rules or laws that are in place. I certainly hope she gets satisfaction from her complaints. Certainly not fair!!!

  4. Sick of It says:

    That someone would be so used to sexism in this day and age is unacceptable, especially when it comes to someone’s livelihood. I’m glad he was overheard by a student responsible enough to call it out and I hope the appropriate authorities take action. Where is the school board?

  5. Which is it? says:

    Hard to believe! This school board protected and defended a man pretending to be a woman, but allows blatant discrimination of a female ag teacher. Just wow!

  6. OMG! says:

    Wow. How shocking. Where did Mr. Mikey find a man to replace Ms Begnaud ?
    I had no idea there were any men left in public education.

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