Sunday, August 21, 2022

Meet School Board Candidates - Sept. 8th

It is critical that credible candidates for the Richland 2 School Board be supported.

There will be a gathering of some of the candidates at Doko Manor on Thursday, September 8th, at 6:00PM. This gathering is being planned by Common Sense Conservatives for R2. SEE here.

Even though you may have already selected those for whom you will, show up to hear what they have to say and learn what YOU can do to help them win.

Sure, each will benefit from donations. Just as important is your effort to help them win. Talk with your family, your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers,  and with everyone you encounter between now and Election Day, November 8.

Early voting starts two weeks before Election Day. October 24 - November 5, 2022

NOTE: In-Person Absentee Voting is no longer authorized by law. Source:

Extras at 8/23/2022 Board Meeting - Be there!

You'll want to show up at Tuesday's school board meeting at 6:30PM on August 23, 2022.

First, there will be public input on ESSER. That will be at 6:30PM, right after the board reconvenes following the first executive session. Has there been any information released by the District, so that the public will know on what to comment? I haven't seen any. Have you?

An unusual item appears on the agenda for the executive session - Item 2.2 Athletics Appeal. Then, at Item 8.1, the board will vote in public on that appeal. 

Thanks to the trustees who believed it was fair to give a person under threat of discipline the right to be heard. (Note: they didn't do that with me in February, when I filed a grievance about the No Trespass Notice issue after Pamela Davis blew a gasket when I introduced myself to her.) Three trustees at that time did think it was fair to hear my side of the story, but Holmes, Manning, McKie and Caution-Parker voted against them (and me).

An irregularity in board procedures will occur Tuesday night, when the board is asked to consider Board Policy BAA - Board Self-Evaluation - and to suspend it temporarily. You can read this Policy on the District's website and in the attachment to the Agenda.

The irregularity is that the board is being asked to vote on it at its first reading. Normally, a vote is taken at the second reading.

It makes sense to suspend it "temporarily". Better would be to postpone it, not suspend it. Three board members (Manning, Caution-Parker and trustee-elect McKie) will leave the board at the beginning of November, because they did not file for re-election. Their last meeting will be October 25, 2022. 

Why waste time asking them to say good things about themselves on the way out the door?