Sunday, October 24, 2021

NSBA apologizes ...

Well, imagine that!

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has apologized for its letter to the Biden Administration! You know the one - the one that made it to Merrick Garland at the DOJ in only five days and resulting in Garland's unleashing many law enforcement agency to look into all those parents who are domestic terrorists.

In its October 22nd Memo to members of NSBA, it said, in part, "... there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter."

NSBA's Memorandum was put out by its Board of Directors. No one's name was on it, not even the Chairman of the Board or the President of NSBA. Did the Board know about the letter before it was sent, or was the letter put together by someone on his last day and fired off? When such a colosssl error is made, someone's head ought to roll.

This prompts me to think that a real apology should be issued by the Richland 2 Board of Trustees for the huge error made by the superintendent in formulating and releasing the new "safety procedures" for board meeting, which are not safety procedures at all! But an apology won't be enough. And the current board, ruled by The Squad, doesn't have it in them to apologize for anything.

Should the superintendent be fired "for cause"? Without severance pay? Did he just step in a huge, hot,  steaming pile of (what is it that Steve (of Steve-FM) calls it)?

Will a peaceful "January 6th" event happen this Tuesday night?

Out of order? Out the door!

 Achtung. You vill pay close attention to this order!

"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
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."

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.