School Board Meeting Mayhem. Region One Board votes to reduce budget by about $270,000 for the next vote..and the administration “volunteers” to eliminate the last year of their “new” “approved” “not legally approved” contracts that have never been signed, drafted or ratified 5

Well, the Region One Board tonight voted to send to referendum a new budget with about $270,000 dollars in cuts. The administration also offered a “concession” of giving up the last year of the not-yet-approved new three-year contracts, the board also approved that!  WOW approving concessions on contracts that are not even drafted…now I have seen everything! I asked the chairmen of the board if he could produce a “legal” document from the board attorney stating that the contracts offered to the administration by the board, but not even drafted yet, and not even signed yet, were indeed legal documents. I was told maybe!

Then at the end of the meeting in a rather heated discussion with the superintendent I asked why the board attorney did not stay to answer questions about the legality of the contracts..point blank, she told me he had another meeting to go to…what our superintendent did not know, is that I heard the attorney say to a board member, after the first meeting this evening when asked if he was staying for the second meeting the following…”I was not asked to stay”.

Let’s see if the board gets an opinion on the legal standing of contracts that are not only not signed, but not even drafted yet.

Cutting the budget is fine for some of the NO votes, but a clear message sent to the board was NOT TO EXTEND the administrations three-year contracts after one year…honor the three years…what does the board offer? A concession of the last year of the new not legal contracts, meaning that the administration still renegotiated their contracts after only one year…..as my good friend Izzy Decker used to say… BALONEY SAUCE. As the saying went in the 1992 election not long ago “It’s the economy Stupid”, well in Region One this year…”It’s the contracts, Region One Board”.

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5 comments

  1. Just out curiosity, why would it matter whether or not the board attorney was asked to stay after the meeting?

    • If the board attorney was present, he could have given the board a legal opinion right then and there on the legality of not signed, not even drafted contracts. You would think that the board would get his opinion on such a BIG question BEFORE the meeting (they did NOT) on that very question. The superintendent told me after the meeting he had another meeting to go to, he told another board member he was not asked to stay, just anothre sign of more dysfunction on the board. When people see the video of the meeting on YouTube later today, it will answer a lot of questions on who is running the board.

  2. Question: could you possibly consider removing the 70+ “RegionOne School District” blocks from your page? I mean, it is so hard to focus on any reading…..I try to give all sides a listen, but this is crazy….my eyes find it waaaaay to distracting. Course, I don’t have to read….

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