While waiting for the Richland 2 School District to post the video-recording of the April 28, 2020 Regular Meeting on YouTube.com, I listened again to the recording of the April 21, 2020 Special-Called Board Meeting.
How important is it for board members to listen and to pay attention? Even when they are sitting comfortably at home and participating in a Zoom meeting?
Go to the April 21, 2020 meeting here.
You'll notice what happens right at the beginning of the meeting. Board Chair James Manning calls for a motion to approve the agenda for the meeting. There is silence for THIRTEEN (13) seconds!!!
Because it is a Zoom meeting the viewer can see all the board members. They just sit there. WHY?
Finally, after 13 seconds, Trustee-elect McKie speaks and makes a motion to convene the meeting.
Never before has there been a motion to convene the meeting. At this point the Board Chair repeats his request for a motion to approve the agenda, and McKie makes that motion. This is what I mean by "having your head in the game."
First of all, why did it take 13 seconds to respond to the Chair's request. And then why was the wrong motion made?
For some reason unknown to the public, the District has not yet posted the April 28, 2020 Regular Meeting. Usually meeting videos have been posted within two days of the meeting. The District has not yet posted any explanation for the delay.
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