Why did Trustee Agostini called the November 17th meeting a "joke"?
Watch the meeting on YouTube and it will be clear.
The Richland 2 nominee to the South Carolina School Boards Association is supposed to represent Richland 2 (and Richland 1).
The superintendent read off numerous Resolutions that will come before the SCSBA in December for a vote. Mrs. Agostini suggested that the nominee (currently, Trustee-elect Amelia McKie) should know what the position of Richland 2 was on each Resolution.
This make 100% sense; right? And how would McKie know, if the Board didn't discuss, make a decision, and vote to instruct her?
What Legislative Resolutions (of the SCSBA) did the superintendent mention? At 18:20 on the video timer:
Staff recommends supporting all Resolutions, with special attention to Numbers 7, 9, 13, 16, 17, 19, 24, 30, 33, 35, and 36.
What are they? Ah, not a word. They were buried in the board packet distributed to board members before the meeting.
Which board members read them? My guess is that Agostini and Elkins read them.
Did Caution-Parker? Holmes? McFadden? Manning? McKie?
Care to place any bets?
Dr. Elkins wisely asked whether they would be any discussion of those SCSBA proposed Resolutions or would it just be up to Amelia McKie?
Mrs. Agostini had obviously read the board packet and the Resolutions, because she wanted to discuss Numbers 2, 6, 25, 28, and 31.
Manning said something about Caution-Parker's being the representative at "that" meeting; yet she did not open her mouth and ask even one question. Had she even read and studied all the Resolutions?
Mrs. Agostini was right. That whole "discussion" item was a waste of time.