Friday, June 23, 2023
And the winner is ........
At today's Special-Called Board Meeting the board voted to extend the position of superintendent to Candidate X.
The Special-Called Meeting started at 1:00PM and, after a hiccup in getting the Motion to enter executive session, the Board did so at 1:03PM. Trustee Niki Porter was absent from the meeting.
The Board returned at 3:55PM. 16 hearty souls were tuned in remotely.
After the Motion to re-convene, Chair Agostini (she must be exhausted) asked for a motion to adjourn. Oops. Then she asked for a motion for executive session.
Then Trustee Washington made a Motion to enter into contract negotiations with Candidate X. The motion was seconded by Trustee Scott.
SURPRISE! For those of us who sat around for three hours expecting to hear the name of the selected finalist, we were greatly disappointed.
The vote was 6-0-0-1 (Yea-Nay-Abstain-Not Present at Vote)
Trustee Nash moved to adjourn the June 22, 2023 special-called board meeting. She had to be corrected, because today is June 23.
To view the portion of the meeting after the executive session, go to livestream.com/richland2 and advance the timer bar to 2:59:04
Perhaps I'm the only one who mistakenly thought the board might announce its choice. Could the Chair or the interim superintendent have said earlier in the week, "So that there won't be any misunderstanding on Friday, the board will not announce the name of its choice on Friday. A contract offer will likely be extended, and the name will not be released until the offer is accepted and negotiations have been completed."
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