Some more “gems” from the Region ion A.B.C., the Region One Chair, and the superintendent….
From this Mornings Republican-American
The All Board Chairmen Committee of Region 1 will get a legal opinion on its roles and responsibilities and how they relate to the Region 1 Board of Education.
When it was suggested a review of the series be put off until a new board is seated after the November election, Brian D. Bartram, chairman of the Salisbury Central School Board of Education, said that no matter what the makeup of the board, an attorney’s opinion should be obtained. (We agree with this, a full, thorough review)
Chamberlain said the issue should be resolved before the election so the duties are clearly spelled out. “I think to wait is frankly foolish.” ( Rush to judgement Pat, how could you ever work with an independent board)
Jonathan Moore of Kent, chairman of the Region 1 board, said he agreed that a legal opinion is necessary “on where we stand now. It is prudent so the boards have something concrete instead of just guessing.” He also said he firmly believed the board’s attorney, and not an outside independent counsel, should be retained for the process. “I wouldn’t have the region’s attorney beholden to an opinion from another attorney.” (this is a STATE STATUTE, we should get an opinion from outside the region reconfirming the statute that applies not only to Region One, BUT ALL REGIONS in the state)
Chamberlain said coming to a determination could take months, or even years. “It’s been used as one of the battlegrounds in the budget, which is ridiculous. I think we have to trust our attorney, whatever he says.” ( Trust “our” attorney”…..I think Pat means “her” attorney ( the “boards” attorney has been Pat’s all along, not representing the board in full, but representing the Central Office)