Sunday, October 10, 2021
Mitch McConnell hits back at Merrick Garland
Did Trustees Violate Quorum Law?
Holmes Boils Over at The Voice
SCSBA Guide for School Board Members
Be sure to begin reading the publication on the website of the south Carolina School Boards Association called
get on board - your service as a school board member
This guide for school board members contains 21 pages.
If all Richland 2 school board members, including trustees-elect Holmes and McKie, were given a one-question pop quiz, which they had to answer honestly, what would their answers be to this question:
What percentage of "get on board" have you carefully read?
From the behavior of some of them, the correct answer would probably be "Less than 2%".
I skimmed that guide, and future blogposts will address certain of the contents, such as
Vision - "Adopt a shared vision based on community beliefs to guide local education." (Page 2)
Oath of Office (Page 3)
ethical principles - "encourage an open exchange of ideas by all board members during the decision-making process" (Page 4)
ethical principles - "...enact policies and official actions only after full discussion at such meetings..."
ethical principles - "work with other board members in a conscientious and courteous manner"
Act ethically. "Exhibit good character and self-discipline" (Page 5)
OK, I'll stop here. Are you starting to get the picture?
Wait; one more.
Duties - "Come to board meetings prepared." (Page 6)
Check it out for yourself. Find your favorite and post it in the comment section.
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