Saturday, September 3, 2022

What stupidity?

Richland 2 Trustee Lashonda McFadden is apparently still under some legal direction not to speak to Supt. Baron Davis outside of board meetings!

You have to wonder ... what kind of stupid game is that? What was that letter that Baron had his attorney send to Lashonda?

When did that come up? Back in December? Lashonda was trying to get action to protect students against guns in schools. 

The entire Board should have slammed Baron Davis for such a juvenile act. 

But the Board Chair at the time was Teresa Holmes. Rather than recognize that the superintendent works for the board, she never took the bull by the horns and reminded him that he takes orders from the board, not vice versa.

In November 2022 elect four candidates who understand Business and who understand what the function is of a Board of Trustees!

Open Letter to Supt. and Board Chair - CUBE Convention

The following email has been sent to James Manning, Chair of the Richland 2 school board (until November 2022) and Supt. Baron Davis:

Pursuant to Board Policy BEDH Public Participation at Meetings, particularly Agenda Items, which reads "Citizens wanting an item to be placed on the agenda..."

I, Gus Philpott, of 39 Barony Place Circle and resident of Richland School District Two, hereby make this request on September 3, 2022, which is more than three days before the next regular school board meeting on September 13, 2022, and request an Agenda Item for the September 13, 2022 regular board meeting for discussion of board member participation at the CUBE Annual Convention in Miami, Florida, on September 29-October 1, 2022.

Specifically, I request a full, fair, transparent discussion of the reason(s) that any board member(s) whose term-of-office in two months (November 2022), and especially those who have not filed for re-election, should have access to District funds for Conference fees, travel, ground transportation, lodging, meals, and incidentals (parking, rental car, gratuities).

I request that the board deny use of District funds to those whose terms are expiring, including the one current board member who has filed for re-election. Should she not be re-elected, such funds will have been wasted.


Gus Philpott

If you agree that RSD2 funds should not be wasted on that junket to Miami (estimated cost: $3,000), email Manning and Davis your own request. 

AND show up at the board meeting on September 13, 2022 to let them know how you feel.