As a result of Pamela Davis' meltdown at the January 25, 2022 board meeting, I was placed on Trespass Notice by Director of Safety and Security Marq Claxton. Even though it was Pamela Davis who shouted and became disruptive, I was the one who was ordered out of the meeting room and off the R2i2 property.
On February 5th the District's letter (dated January 26th) was delivered. It began with
"This letter is to inform you that you are excluded from any and ALL [emphasis in the original] Richland School District Two properties, facilities, campuses and buildings for the 2021-2022 school year as a result of the following conduct which occurred on 1/25/22 at R2i2 [emphasis in the original]:
- Disruptive Behavior
"As of this notice, access to any Richland School District Two property must be requested at least 24 hours in advance AND you MUST receive access authorization from the Director of Safety & Security or the Director's designee."
Now, what are the lies?
Marq Claxton apparently never approves a request for access.
He denied my request to attend a press conference at R2i2. He denied my request to use the public library.
The library intervened and got approval for my using the drive-up window, but I wanted access to the inside library.
Claxton also exceeded his authority when he sent a letter “excluding” me from ALL property. Administrative Rule KI-R allows the exclusion from “the” property; i.e., the one property where an incident occurred.
I have filed complaints with the Board. So far, no board member to whom I submitted a complaint has acknowledged it. Under Board Policy KE a Board member who receives a complaint from the public must submit it to the superintendent. Did they?
Did the superintendent log each complaint? Is he investigating? Will he respond? Will his response be satisfactory?
If it's not, then I will complain further to the board under existing Board Policy KE and expect a grievance to be scheduled and heard.
The majority of the board will quite likely stick together and approve a revision to Board Policy KE on March 22. Attend (or watch) the meeting and see how they handle Item 8.3 on the agenda. Will they kowtow to the South Carolina School Boards Association and gut Policy KE in favor of the superintendent?