Friday, February 5, 2021

Dumb Stuff Coming out of Washington

TO: Parents, students, R2 staff, teachers, and all readers,

President Joe Biden is trying to kill America.

It is imperative to examine critically every dumb plan he is implementing and proposing and to vigorously persuade our elected representatives to take a strong stand against him. You'll have to bear down on your U.S. Senators, too, so that all the Democrats don't ban together for 50 votes. Any tie is broken by the Democratic V.P. of the U.S. All Senators should stop voting down party lines and vote for what is best for the People of the United States.

Ex., the stand-down of the military to address white nationalism and to clear out "extremists and racists". The black SECDEF looks like a piece of work. Lloyd Austin should be reminded that blacks in the USA comprise 14% of the population. Is he just using his authority to protect interests of his race?

Race relations improved in this country for many years. They took a huge hit during the Obama Administration. And now Biden is running down the same path.

And then there is Biden's dumb plan to forgive $50,000 in student loans. Who do you think is going to pay for that "forgiveness"? YOU are. Your children are. Your grandchildren are. Are you willing to bankrupt your heirs for some stupid thing that Biden wants to do with the stroke of pen and no thorough cost-benefit analysis or examination of cause and effect?

Who is going to pay for all the "free stuff"?

Saturday Retreat, then Board Meeting Tuesday

The Richland 2 School Board will meet tomorrow (Saturday, February 6) for a four-hour retreat, and then it will meet for a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 9.

What would guess the "Appreciative Inquiry Presentation" could be? This is the focus of Saturday's retreat.

When you look at the agendas for the meetings, you just have to scratch your head and wonder what the heck is going on. It seems to me that very little consideration is being given to the time of the individuals who serve as board members.

Somewhere along the way, during my work years, I heard this: "Work expands to fill the time allotted."

Having witnessed board meetings for two years, this Board wastes considerable time. The board could cover in one hour what it takes 2½-3½ hours to finish. One thing that would help immensely would be for board members to make clear, concise, brief statements and then stop talking. Unfortunately, what does happen is that certain board members get diarrhea of the mouth and just keep on talking. Several of them should learn not to rattle on and on, thanking everyone in the District by departments for the work they get paid to do.

The Chair could control it; he doesn't. And not just the current Chair. The past two Chairs are equally guilty of failure to run efficient meetings.

The board decided not to livestream Saturday's retreat. As an official meeting of the board, it is open to the public, if you have the endurance to show up at R2i2. As soon as it starts to drag, will there be one or two (or more) board members who speak up and insist that business move forward or the meeting end?

The public (open) session for Tuesday's Regular Meeting starts at 6:00PM, according to the Agenda. That follows a scheduled 30-minute Executive Session. Don't be misled by the District's Calendar, which shows the Start Time as 6:30PM.