Saturday, April 29, 2023

Safety Committee Meeting - May 2ne

The R2 School Board's Safety Committee has announced a 5:30PM meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at R2i2. 

The agenda shows the the only item is a discussion of Implementation of Metal Detectors..

Why is the Safety Committee addressing an "implementation" of metal detectors. The decision belongs in the authority of the Superintendent, or her designee.

The committee is a group of well-intentioned but untrained volunteers, with the exception of the R2 Director of Safety & Security and the RCSD liaison. The committee may eventually make a recommendation to the Board about metal detectors, but the agenda for Tuesday's meeting doesn't include an Action Step, just "discussion".

May 1st - Special-Called Board Meeting

Richland 2 School District has announced a Special-Called Board Meeting for Monday, May 1, 2023, 6:30PM.

The agenda states there will be an Executive Session for the purpose of a 1) Security Update and 2) Receipt of Legal Advice pending Litigation.

Again, these "purposes" are general, not specific. Is the District running afoul of South Carolina's FOIA law? 

S.C. Code of Laws §30-4-70(b) reads, in part, "...the presiding officer shall announce the specific purpose of the executive session. As used in this subsection, "specific purpose" means a description of the matter to be discussed ..."

"Security Update" is not specific.
"Litigation" is not specific.

Is it time for a complaint to the S.C. Attorney General?

Is the "Security Update" about the stabbing at Ridge View High School? No need to go into executive session for that.

Is "Litigation" that lawsuit about to be filed by Attorney John Mobley, related to that stabbing?  The Richland County Fifth Judicial Circuit Publis Index doesn't indicate a filing yet.