Saturday, February 12, 2022
(Illegitimate*) board chair Teresa Holmes began her closing remarks at 4:14:40. That's on livestream.com/richland2 (Disregard the ongoing error with the date embedded in the video at the top left, which reads "081120"; the District seems to be incapable of correcting that error in meeting videos)
The public meeting had been dragging on and on for three hours at that point. If she had had any grace, she would have thanked all for coming (except Craig Khanwell) and adjourned the meeting.
We should all be thankful that Teresa cannot say everything she would like to say (4:15:12). If she did, would that make Craig Khanwell blush? Would Teresa come up with a fire-and-brimstone message that would make everyone forget what they had to endure when Khanwell ranted and raved (starting at 1:46:30)?
Teresa started talking about the 2022 elections coming in November. She didn't directly use the word "elections", but that's what she was talking about. She said she doesn't really care about what is coming in 2022 (meaning the elections). Whoops! She is bringing politics into the board meeting. Of course, she cares. Teresa is already worried that she won't be re-elected. And, if she is, she'll find herself on the short end of failing votes, because the public is sick and tired of her "leadership" since July 1, 2021.
But back to her comments. She said, "Stay woke." Seriously? Stay woke? (4:15:28) "You need to staaay woke."
Then she brought up that Judas walked with Jesus.
GIVE ME A BREAK. SAVE THAT FOR CHURCH OR YOUR PRAYER GROUP, TERESA.
And no one objected. Not one person. No Point-of-Order was called. No one in the audience objected.
Oh, and then she said how she sat through the February 4 workshop and was "disheartened". Oh, poor me. No wonder that chair is so hard to sit in.
Then she said again to "you all, as parents", you have to stay woke.
Please, PASS THE BARF BAG.
What's wrong with this District? It's not that the demographics are changing. It is the racism that is accompanying those changes. That's the elephant in the room, and she is sitting right there in the chair's chair, right next to the superintendent (who ought to be sitting across the room with the rest of the staff, and not occupying the King's chair of prominence right in the corner).
And again, she said, "Stay woke, as a community." She spoke about teachers and staff who are getting awards. Did she mention the 56.2% of students in poverty? Nope!
* Why "illegitimate"? Teresa Holmes has never taken the oath-of-office legally. She took one on November 13, 2018, but she did not become eligible to take it until December 4, 2018. She has never taken the oath since December 4, 2018. She is not a legal board member, and thus she cannot serve as a officer of the board. Yet there she is.
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