Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Abbott & Costello Routine - alive and well in Richland County

Depending on your age, you will be familiar with the old routine by Abbott & Costello, "Who's on First?"

I feel like I am on the field right here in Richland County. 

Somewhere, somebody knows the answer and is going to lead to the right office.

The Goal? Either get McKie and Holmes off the Richland 2 School Board or get them to take the oath of office and become legitimate members of the board.

Where have I been?

Richland School District TWO

Sheriff of Richland County

Solicitor of Richland County

S.C. Attorney General (AG)

Back to the Sheriff

Back to the AG

S.C. Department of Education

S.C. School Boards Association



Back to the AG's office

Back to SLED

Richland County Elections Commission

Richland County District 8 Rep. (Manning)

S.C. State Rep. Ivory Thigpen

S.C. State Senator Mia McLeod

The South Carolina Supreme Court would hear a case about usurping public office in a matter of days. The matter would go to the front of the docket. That's how important protecting public office is.

The AG should have taken my complaint and run with it. 

SECTION 15-63-60. Action against usurpers, for forfeiture of office or against persons acting as corporation.
An action may be brought by the Attorney General in the name of the State upon his own information or upon the complaint of any private party or by a private party interested on leave granted by a circuit judge against the parties offending in the following cases:
(1) When any person shall usurp, intrude into, or unlawfully hold or exercise any public office, civil or military, or any franchise within this State or any office in a corporation, created by the authority of this State;

Surely, I cannot be the only resident in Richland 2 who thinks the School District should follow the law.

Why won't the District and the Board require trustees-elect McKie and Holmes to take the oath of office legally?

Recover the Money!

On November 17, 2020 the board voted to approve Amelia McKie as its nominee for Region 8 Director to sit on the South Carolina School Boards Association. McKie was previously at the SCSBA without official designation or authorization and should not have been there.

She has already been inserting herself in the SCSBA - but not legitimately. Perhaps she should have devoted that "spare" time to a part-time job, so that she could make some payments on her $51,750 debt to the S.C. Ethics Commission.

Richland 2 should recover all public monies for her to participate in SCSBA functions. 

There are two trustees who pay attention to what the other five will call "the small stuff". 

The public should appreciate the close attention of Lindsay Agostini and Monica Elkins. They are the trustees to whom Lashonda McFadden should look for guidance, training, mentoring, advice.