Now is the time to start lobbying board members to elect the right people to officer positions on the School Board. The board will elect three officers for the 2021-2022 school year on June 29th.
Who should be elected?
Chair? #1 choice is Lindsay Agostini for Chair. She has strong business sense and good leadership skills. I think you can count on shorter meetings and closer following of Robert's Rules of Order. The introductions for Inspiration Moment speakers will be shorter and the Inspiration Moment will return to a "Moment", instead of a long-winded speech.
#2 Vice Chair? Monica Scott (formerly, Elkins)
#3 Secretary? James Manning.
Lindsay and Monica carefully read the board packets before meetings. This is obvious from the questions they ask and the points they raise.
McFadden was elected last November and is learning the ropes. It's too soon for an Officer position.
Caution-Parker is a "fixture" on the board, just keeping a seat warm.
No one should be elected an officer who is not a legitimate member of the board. This rules out McKie and Holmes. Neither has ever taken the oath of office legally. Plus McKie still owes $51,000+ to the S.C. Ethics Commission.
McKie should be replaced as the District's representative to the South Carolina School Boards Association, for the same reasons.