Sunday, October 31, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
At the October 26, 2021 Richland 2 school board meeting, Teresa Holmes said (3:31:44), "I am a product of Spring Valley High School"
She seems to be proud of being a graduate of Spring Valley High School.
Is the Spring Valley High School proud of her?
Read this comment Holmes submitted to The Voice of Blythewood & Fairfield County, after the paper published a long story about the disastrous school meeting on September 14, which disintegrated under Holmes' leadership. That was the meeting when three responsible trustees walked out, because they refused to vote on the superintendent's proposed contract amendment without having had sufficient time to consider it.
So Holmes is a "product of Spring Valley High School".
Now, read her comment to the newspaper slowly and carefully. For all the grammatical mistakes to be clear, read it slowly aloud. Is it a well-written comment by a person with a doctorate, even if it is from a 100% online school (business) in California?
Or is it an embarrassment to the education received at Spring Valley High School? Presumably, high school, middle school and elementary school are where a student learns good grammar and the ability to write well. Those skills should be in place before getting a high school diploma!
Thursday, October 28, 2021
"Good afternoon, Supt. Davis,"I am writing to request the District's formal procedure for filing a complaint against a school board member. I desire that the full board hear my complaint in person and determine what action(s) including, but not limited to, sanctions, reprimand, discipline, removal, request for resignation, should be taken against the member."Will you please provide me with the form or forms, along with instructions, to initiate this complaint?"
"Dr. Davis is in receipt of your email dated October 13, 2021, and has referred it to me for a response. You request [sic] Richland School District Two's formal procedure for filing a complaint against a school board member. Please be advised that the district does not have a procedure responsive to your request."
This FoxNews article reports that Los Alamos, California school board president Marlys Davidson was caught on an open microphone uttering a profanity toward a female parent who had spoken out at a school board meeting. This happened on Tuesday, October 26.
According to the article, parents were applauding the remarks of the speaker, when Davidson ssid, "F--- you." Her words were picked up by the microphone. Davidson realized her error and apologized.
That's not what happened here in Richland County, S.C. on Tuesday, October 12, outside R2i2. As trustee-elect Holmes and trustee Caution-Parker were leaving the building and crossing the courtyard toward the parking lot, that same expression was heard. One of the observers questioned Caution-Parker about it as she walked away.
Caution-Parker was being escorted by a deputy of the Richland County Sheriff's Department. I emailed Sheriff Lott to ask him to obtain a report from that deputy as to exactly what he heard. I don't know if that was done, and I did not request a copy of the deputy's report.
At that same meeting here, Caution-Parker can be heard disrespecting Trustee Scott, who had a motion on the floor and whose motion was being ignored by the board chair during Board & Superintendent Comments. As Trustee Scott reminded the chair (Holmes) of her motion, which had been seconded, Caution-Parker rudely said toward Trustee Scott, "Tough!"
Cauiton-Parker often touts her "40 years of experience in Richland 2." My question is, Did she really have 40 years of experience, or did she have one year of experience, 40 times? Her true business experience, which is a quality sorely needed on the school board, doesn't get demonstrated. She said that night that they (the board) were there "for the children". That is, of course, wrong.
The school board directs the business of the school district; i.e., the operations. Not the hands-on education of the students. That concept should be first-in-mind; it's not.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Achtung. You vill pay close attention to this order!
We must all thank the superintendent for the section I have highlighted above.
Which Richland Two security officer will be brave enough to confront the Board Chair when she is out of order? Or loud? Or disruptive? Or makes inappropriate comments?
When she bangs that gavel time after time on the desk, is she damaging school property? Will she be dragged out in handcuffs? Will we the audience have to sit there and wait while the investigators get the lights just right to photograph the dents in the desk top? I'm sure that any of us will be happy to assist RCSD and hold the lights at just the right angle.
And we will all be witnesses for the security officer, when he is unceremoniously fired the next day for carting off the Board Chair. But wait. She's not really the board chair, since she has never taken the oath of office legally since December 4, 2018, when she first became eligible to take it. Maybe now she'll finally be charged with and prosecuted for usurping public office.
Did you like the "soft sell" in the first sentence about how "Members of the community may notice [emphasis added] several new safety procedures..."? And that garbage about watching the board meeting from the "safety" of your home?
If I weren't such a nice, polite, genteel man, I'd write my honest opinion of that piece of garbage they called an announcement.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
New rules - only 20 members of the public will be admitted to Tuesday's board meeting on October 26.
To be sure I'd get in the door in time, I arrived Saturday night about 9:15PM. I'm a little concerned about bathroom and showering facilities, but everything always works out okay. With 20 members of the public allowing in that Large meeting room, any extra odors in the room from 3½-day camp-out won't be noticeable.
I debated whether to pitch my sleeping bag by the door, but I remembered the threats in the District's announcement about loitering and lingering and blocking the main entrance. Gee, I certainly wouldn't want to be accused of exercising my First Amendment rights.
OK, have to get some sleep now. I hope they don't have any roving patrols. Good night, all.
The Richland 2 board should be ashamed of itself for not informing the public on October 12th that harsh new "security procedures" were on the way.
What if 10,000 people showed up at R2i2 on Tuesday afternoon and just walked in. Peacefully, of course. The entire sheriff's department couldn't keep them out. Should this happen?
Friday, October 22, 2021
Take a look at the new "safety procedures" for Tuesday's board meeting.
These were sent out to Media with the announcement of the October 26, 2021 board meeting. I almost didn't open the email, because it usually is just boilerplate.
I have already let the board, the superintendent and several staff members know my opinion of this.
I informed them that board members don't need protection from the public. It's the PUBLIC that needs protection from this board!!!
If you are also incensed, send your emails to the board and to every parent you know.
Well, of course you can watch from home. Doesn't that seem like a great opportunity? The board will miss out on your groans and grimaces.
NO! What counts is showing up in person! Who is responsible for such a dumb decision as this? Since the board did not hold a special meeting and make any agreement about this change, I think it's safe to say that the superintendent is 100% responsible for this.
Maybe he is just trying to get fired. Then he can collect $366,000 in severance pay and start a new job on November 1. Think so?
This following is from the District's email. The highlights are mine.
"Members of the community may notice several new safety procedures at the meeting.
In order to allow for social distancing due to COVID-19, a safe distance between the public and the board, and to ensure adequate access for emergency personnel, capacity for the members of the public who wish to attend the meeting in-person is limited to 20. In case that capacity is reached and to provide members of the public the ability to watch the board meeting from the safety of their home, the meeting will also be streamed live at http://www.richland2.org/livestream.
Citizens coming to attend the meeting will be allowed in on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 5 p.m. and be seated in the boardroom. As the lobby closes to the public at 5 p.m., citizens attending the board meeting will not be allowed to linger in the lobby.
The public will not be allowed to protest or loiter in front of the main entrance. This is for safety reasons to allow emergency access into the building and for others who have other business to enter the building.
In an effort to effectively maintain a safe environment, any person attending the meeting who is out of order, loud, disruptive, making inappropriate comments, and/or a safety concern will be asked to be seated or leave by a security officer. If the person does not comply, a Richland County Sheriff Deputy will escort them off the property.
No signage or other objects will be allowed into the facility that could either be a distraction or used as a weapon."
Read this great article in today's The State newspaper about the "screaming matches" at the Richland 2 board meetings. This is one of the best articles about what's going on.
The reporter got quotes from several board members.
Daprile wrote: "The lack of civility is getting so bad it obstructs official business."
I do challenge Daprile's reference to the "group of three board members playing dirty to tip the scales in their favor." He is referring to the walk-out by Trustees Agostini, Scott and McFadden. They were not "playing dirty". Their walk-out was the only way open to stop "The Four" from over-powering them to a vote on the superintendent's contract that night.
As you may already know, Trustee Agostini made a secondary motion to the motion for approving the agenda for that night. Agostini's secondary motion was to move the agenda item related to the superintendent's contract to the next Regular Meeting. Holmes got lost and didn't understand that the secondary motion was exactly germane to the primary motion. Holmes ruled it wasn't, after getting poor advice from the District's employee General Counsel.
Holmes' question to the employee attorney was whether the secondary motion was germane. The attorney's voice could not be heard, but then Holmes said, apparently repeating what she had heard, "So it could go either way?" A correct answer would have been that it was germane or it was not. After more discussion, Holmes decided it was going to go her way, and she ruled that Agostini's secondary motion was not germane.
Trustees Agostini, Scott and McFadden had not received full information about the superintendent's proposed revised contract (amendment), and they wanted adequate time to consider the proposed amendment. "The Four" wanted to approve it that night. Agostine, Scott and McFadden walked out. There was no longer a quorum, and business (but not the meeting) stopped.
Be sure to send a Thank You email to Lucas Daprile at email@example.com
Two serious errors occur in the October 12 Minutes that have been prepared for Board approval on October 26. These Minutes can be viewed in the Agenda on the District's website in the Agenda for the next meeting. These errors should be bought up on October 26 before the Oct. 12th Minutes are approved.
General Comment: The way the Minutes have been prepared for a long time is wrong. The recording secretary alters the agenda as the meeting progresses by inserting notes during the meeting. This does not constitute an adequate or complete record of the meeting.
The chaos, disruption and rancor are not recorded. You'd think it never happened, if you only read the Minutes. The violation of Robert's Rules of Order is not recorded. If you look at the official record, it is sanitized. It's the "vanilla" version.
9.1 Approval: Bond Refunding Resolution
No mention is made of the original vote on the motion to add discussion of Board Policy BD, which PASSED. The vote was 4-3. The votes were tallied and posted on the projection screen, which constitutes the "announcement" of the result.
Then Holmes realized that she had made a mistake. She had voted FOR the motion. And then she asked the recording secretary (not the Board Secretary) to change her vote. Holmes was completely wrong to do so. Once the vote is announced, which it was, that IS the vote. If a voter wants her vote changed, it requires the unanimous vote of the board. Robert's Rules of Order §4:42.
A discussion of Policy BD should be on the agenda for October 26. It is not.
Integrity of the position of Board Chair would have resulted in inclusion of Policy BD for discussion on this agenda. Even though it was officially (improperly) voted down on October 12, the board chair and superintendent could have added it. They didn't.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Previously I wrote that Teresa Holmes' board chair bio on the District's website described her Ed.S and Ed.D. degrees as being from North Central University.
North Central University is an accredited bricks-and-mortar institution in Minneapolis, Minnesota, founded in 1930. It is a private Christian university that is associated with the Assemblies of God. It grants degrees in religious majors. It does not award degrees of Ed.S. and Ed.D.
My request resulted in a change, but not correction, of Holmes' degrees to being from NorthCentral University. So I wrote back. Close, but still not correct.
The District's website has now been corrected to show her degrees as being from Northcentral University. It is a private online school in San Diego, Calif. Its programs are offered online only.
Wkipedia reports on Northcentral University with:
"In 2011 the US Department of Education determined Northcentral was one of 75 US institutions failing its 2009-2010 financial responsibility test (a measure of the institution's financial solvency), and would be required to post a letter of credit in order for students to receive federal financial aid. Northcentral also failed its 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 financial responsibility tests, scoring zero for 2010-2011 on a scale of -1 to 3, lower than the 0.2 it earned the prior term; 0.2 for 2011-2012; and 0.2 again for 2012-2013. In 2015 the US Department of Education placed Northcentral on "HCM-Cash Monitoring 1" status because of its financial issues.
"In 2019, the National University System (California) acquired Northcentral University, in effect, converting Northcentral University into a non-profit institution.  " [Footnotes in the original; not copied here]
Academics and financial condition would not be necessarily related.
Remember when so many teachers showed up at school board meetings when Red4Ed was clamoring for (what was it?)? Oh, yes; money. And when most of the board supported the walk-out planned for May 1 that year and even said they'd be at the demonstration? And all Richland 2 schools were forced to close on one-day notice?
The trustees forgot that they are Management, not Labor!
Read this article about Louisian Spanish teacher Jonathan Koeppel. He was fired for refusing to wear a mask, even though he had a medical exemption. What he was really fired for, according to him, was his conservative views. He opposes Critical Race Theory and Gender Dysphoria. He spoke out at school board meetings.
Danger, danger, danger. And he uses bad words, too; like, "indoctrinating kids".
He is suing in Federal District Cover to get his job back or compensation for its loss.
Thi article appears in The Daily Signal, a publication of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C.
Where are the Richland 2 teachers and administrators at school board meetings? Are they choosing job security and a paycheck over their First Amendment rights to speak out? That's not a choice they should have to make!
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
I'd never heard of the National Schools Boards Association (NSBA) before about February 2019. That was soon after Teresa Holmes took office in November, and she was treated to an all-expense trip to Washington, DC for an annual meeting of the NSBA (thank you very much, Richland 2) . From her photos on Facebook, it sure looked like she was enjoying herself. Of course, that was before she blocked me on Facebook.
For several years I've been a member of The Heritage Foundation, which is a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C..
Read this Heritage Foundation article about the NSBA. What is the NSBA, and Why Is It Trying To Shut Down Parents?
Watch the video embedded in the article titled The Truth about Critical Race Theory.
The article says that the NSBA has "a liberal political agenda nearly indistinguishable from teachers unions."
Local school boards and local school board members are not members of the NSBA. They are members of the state school boards associations; e.g., the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA). The SCSBA gets money from Richland 2. And SCSBA tells Richland 2 how to do certain things.
Apparently, it approved (or at least condoned) the use of personal email addresses by board members a few years ago. I was told that the reason was to allow the smallest, poorest school boards in the state to have email communications, when they were too small or too broke to afford their own email server.
And two people on the board here think that the SCSBA says it's okay for them to use gmail accounts. Well, if Federal and State FOIA laws count for anything, it's not okay.
Richland 2 is big enough to be telling the SCSBA, not the other way around.
Here's a letter sent by the Executive Director Scott Price of the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) to school board members and superintendents. These board members are the people who are the dues-paying members (well, not their own money, of course) of SCSBA, and they should be telling Scott Price what to do and say. Are they?
Yesterday he wrote:
National School Boards Association (NSBA) Interim Executive Director Chip Slaven and NSBA President Viola Garcia sent a letter on September 29, 2021, to President Joe Biden asking for “federal assistance to stop threats and acts of violence against public school children, public school board members, and other public school district officials and educators.” SCSBA was not aware of the letter prior to it being sent.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland responded October 4, 2021, that he was directing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to begin meeting with state and local law enforcement leaders over the next month to address threats against school board members, school and district leaders, teachers, and other school personnel.
NSBA’s letter and the response from DOJ have been covered by national media and on social media platforms.
Since then, a significant number of state school boards associations – including neighboring Southern Region states – are reporting that the letter and the DOJ response have generated harsh negative reactions directed at them, as well as some local school boards from groups and political leaders in their states. In response, NSBA issued the attached 3-page Q&A to state associations.
As SCSBA executive director, I am very concerned about NSBA’s letter insomuch as it calls for federal intervention and I have directed these concerns to NSBA’s leadership.
SCSBA believes that most school board members in South Carolina would prefer to handle such matters – as you have been doing – through local law enforcement. As you are aware, most school board meetings in our state have a very visible law enforcement presence, whether it’s city police, deputies or school resource officers. And, yes, some of you have had to increase that presence such as having officers outside the district office before, during and after meetings. Similarly, we believe that most school board members would be most content with turning over any such matters warranting investigation to local or state law enforcement.
In South Carolina, school boards welcome and desire public input. There is no law in our state requiring it, yet every board reserves time for public comment, even when those comments from constituents, parents and even students is emotional or angry.
If incidents occur that warrant a federal investigation or otherwise federal presence, then it should be handled appropriately. Otherwise, we believe that our members would prefer to handle such matters locally.
If you receive questions regarding the letter, you are welcome to direct them to SCSBA. As a reminder, local school district boards of trustees are not members of the National School Boards Association. The South Carolina School Boards Association and other state school boards associations are the members of NSBA; however, NSBA has a separate governance structure from SCSBA and state associations. Through SCSBA’s membership, member school boards have access to national resources and training services. These include timely federal legal and legislative advocacy, reports and updates and more.
Please know that we are closely monitoring the impact of NSBA’s actions in South Carolina. If you would like to discuss this further, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
We know that you are leading in challenging times and SCSBA is here to support you.
Scott didn't mention anything about pulling out of NSBA, which some other state school boards associations have done.
Maybe Scott Price ought to run over here to a Richland 2 School Board meeting some Tuesday night and experience the "welcome" that the public gets. Maybe he'll stick around to the end of the meeting and walk out to the parking lot with Cheryl Caution-Parker.
(A) No public official, regardless of compensation, and no public member or public employee as designated in subsection (B) may take the oath of office or enter upon his official responsibilities unless he has filed a statement of economic interests in accordance with the provisions of this chapter with the appropriate supervisory office.
It shall be unlawful for any person to assume the duties of any public office until he has taken the oath provided by the Constitution and been regularly commissioned by the Governor.
Monday, October 18, 2021
What would Cheryl Caution-Parker say to this explanation of family money management? Her answer would probably be: "Tough."
She frequently speaks of her 40 years in Richland 2. Did she ever teach any courses that students would use for life?
I don't know the source of this. I snagged it from Facebook.
Have you been wondering why is seems to be harder and harder to make ends meet?
Sunday, October 17, 2021
"This self-paced online course will equip you to run controlled, fair and democratic meetings using four fundamental guidelines. After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Describe how to conduct meetings as a “benevolent dictator.”
- State the correct action when fundamental guidelines are broken.
- Process the motions Point of Order and Appeal.
- Label and respond to five inappropriate remarks.
- Assert the authority of the group when the chair is out of line.
Four members of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, including Columbia's Stephen Gilchrist, have penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland about his Memo regarding protesting parents and domestic terrorists.
The four wrote as members of the Commission and not on behalf of the Commission. That's an important distinction, when one is a member of a recognized commission, entity, or even something like a public body (such as a school board).
See yesterday's FoxNews article with this headline:
Click on the headline to read the article. The letter to AG Garland is embedded in a link in the first paragraph of that article.
You can go directly to the letter by clicking here.
This is a powerful letter on behalf of parents who are trying to make a point with school board members. Speech, even forceful speech, is not terrorism. Parents should not have to worry about a knock on the door at midnight after they have attended a school board meeting.
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Why does Richland 2 contract with the Richland County Sheriff's Department to have so many deputies present at every school board meeting?
Can anyone remember a time when they were needed in a hurry? Even one? I can't, and I've been attending meetings since February 2018.
On October 12th two deputies were at the entrance and prevented one parent from entering the building because he was not wearing a mask.
Let me say, right up front, that I am on a friendly basis with the deputies who get stuck with Richland 2 school board meeting duty. They are good guys. And they handled the situation well on October 12 by not arresting the man who wanted to enter. Apparently, the District wanted him to be issued a Trespassing citation.
No crime was being committed. They knew that, and that's why no arrest was made.
The deputies are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Somebody told them to be at that door. Who? Did a Richland 2 administrator give them the order? Or did their superior officers at RCSD tell them to do whatever they were told to do (by school officials)?
The deputies are likely present under a Special Duty Agreement between Richland 2 and the sheriff's department. One important provision in the standard Special Duty Agreement is this:
"Deputies will not enforce any rules and regulations set up by the employer [sic] that is [sic] not otherwise violations of the law." (RCSD could use a little help with content and grammar.)
The mask mandate is a Richland 2 rule or regulation created by the superintendent. It is not a law. There is no mask mandate state law.
There is, however, an ordinance (law) created by the Richland County Council. But the Fire Marshals are to enforce it, and the fine for violating it is $25.00.
After the meeting deputies seemed to be in a hurry to clear the audience out of the board room. Anyone else notice that?
I am writing to Sheriff Lott to ask him to get a legal opinion as to whether RCSD deputies can be used at the front door to keep people out or if they can be used inside the board room to usher the audience out or even prevent a member of the audience from approaching a board member after the meeting.
In the past I've been told that I cannot approach a board member after the meeting ends, because the meeting is over. That's wrong. It's a public meeting room. If public officials are there, most of them invite the public to say hello and ask questions or make comments.
I may file a FOIA request for the agreement between Richland 2 and RCSD to learn the cost of the three deputies. (The cost to a nearby HOA for Special Duty deputies is $45.00/hour each.) If there are three deputies present from 5:30PM-9:00PM, the cost is $472 (3.5 hours x 3 x $45). Multiply that times the number of meetings, and pretty soon it becomes real money. $472 x 2 (meetings/month) x 12 mos. x 3.5 years = $39,000+ Money right down the drain.
The armed law-enforcement officers of RCSD are not private security guards for Richland 2. Their only function at meetings should be Law Enforcement; i.e., to keep the peace, prevent crimes, take action if crimes are occurring or are about to occur. They should not be there to block doorways or screen people entering or rush the public out of a meeting room.
If I had one of those clicker counter-things, I'd try to count the number of times Holmes banged that gavel on her desk at the October 12 school board meeting. Maybe I'll get one.
Any guesses, readers? Put your guess in the Comment section below.
During one of her outbursts, she banged the gavel so loudly and so many times that I exclaimed that it hurt my ears.
But here's the point. By rapping that gavel so hard, did she damage the desk? Wish I had thought to look at its surface after the meeting.
If there is damage to the desk, should Holmes be charged with destruction of school property?
There certainly were plenty of witnesses!
The superintendent has imposed a mask mandate in the schools. The trustees were wearing their masks. Trustee-elect McKie was wearing her mask. The superintendent and staff wore theirs. The audience, if it wanted to enter R2i2, had to mask up.
Holmes won't wear a mask, anyway. How many times during the meeting did she remove her face shield (seen in the photo on the desk to her right)?
Suggestion: On October 25th (the day before the next board meeting) send an email to all the board members, including trustees-elect Holmes and McKie, and ask them to monitor Holmes. If she takes off the shield other than to blow her nose, request them to ask Holmes immediately to put it back on.
After all, they are there "for the children". Just ask Caution-Parker or even Holmes herself.
What if Holmes infects someone who infects someone who infects some student who then infects some adult who dies? Will that make Holmes a murderer (or is it murderess)?
By the way, Holmes should probably overcome her vanity and get some glasses. Notice how she has trouble reading words on a sheet of paper at arm's length?
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Media are reporting the resignation of Beth Barts from the Loudon County (Va.) Public School Board.
Read this article from ABC-7 (Washington, D.C.)
A parent advocacy group had this to say about Barts:
"[Barts] has shown a complete inability to comply with the law, her own code of conduct, and the basic decency that accompanies being an elected official in the United States of America," Fight for Schools Executive Director Ian Prior said in an August statement."
And read this post on Facebook to the page of North Carolina School Choice:
"'At the direction of the Orange County Public Schools (Hillsborough, N.C.) board of education chair, parents and members of the public were ejected from the Oct. 11 board meeting by Orange County sheriffs’ deputies.
Are school board members being led by state school boards associations to believe they can act like that? Then state school boards whine to the National School Boards Assn., which whines to the White House, which whines to Merrick Garland, who then issued a really dumb Memo about protesting parents being domestic terrorists.
As I told the Richland 2 school board members and the public last Tuesday, "I am not a domestic terrorist. I am not any kind of terrorist."
Richland 2 didn't have these kinds of problems just a short few years ago. The first school board meeting I attended was two weeks after the February 14, 2018 shooting in Parkland, Fla.
It was a pleasure to go to those meetings. The meetings today? Not so much. But still, very important.
It was great to see the conference room full last Tuesday. Standing Room Only. Another man and I offered our seats to two standing standing along the back wall, but they declined our offers.
The next school board meeting here is Tuesday, October 26.
So, should Teresa Holmes follow Beth Barts out the door? She'd be happier. We'd be happier. Win/win!
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