The Falls Village Board of Finance will discuss how the Region 1 Board of Education has treated Falls Village’s representative to see whether legal steps should be taken Reply

From this mornings Republican-American

http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2012/07/10/news/local/654527.txt

Please click link above for full story

FALLS VILLAGE — Responding to a letter from member Louis Timolat, the Board of Finance will discuss how the Region 1 Board of Education has treated Falls Village’s representative to see whether legal steps should be taken.

Timolat, who was unable to attend Monday’s meeting of the board, wrote that he is concerned about the board’s conduct, “especially with regard to the pre-emption of the full and equal participa­tion of our representative Gale C. Toensing. I would be in favor of the cost of legal means to correct this unac­ceptable situation.”

In Timolat’s absence, First Selectman Patricia A. Mechare explained his posi­tion. She said he is concerned that the Region 1 chairman contacted the board’s attor­ney without the knowledge or consent of the other mem­bers.

Mechare said Timolat is also concerned that the board has conceded it is not abiding by its own policies and “when our representative asks for the policies to be abided by, she has been shut down. I think Louie is frustrated that her rights and the rights of her constituents are being compromised. He feels maybe you should move for­ward in a more formal way and is asking you to legally continue.”

Mechare said if the Board of Finance feels it is impor­tant and this behavior by the school board continues, a town meeting can be held to approve funding for that pur­pose.

Member Tom Grayson said after finance board members review the minutes of the Region 1 board meetings, they may want to compel the school board to comply with its own policies and proce­dures.
The finance board will discuss the issue at the August meeting after reviewing the Region 1 board minutes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s