Michael Nellums, the retired Mills High principal and Little Rock School Board member, is back at work. Nellums retired in June after 26 years in the teaching profession just a few steps ahead of completion of a Pulaski County School District investigation into his involvement in a plot to discredit a County School Board member. The plot, involving a videotape of a bogus bribery sting, was a Keystone Kops affair that produced a scathing report by Pulaski Prosecutor Larry Jegley, but no criminal charges.
Since Aug. 29, Nellums has been teaching business education at the state Division of Youth Services' Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center near Alexander, which houses youthful offenders, including some of the most violent. He was hired by the private company running the facility, G4S. He's paid $41,800.