2 Comments

  1. Brian Irving

    December 8, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I supported the new members of the Board of Education, but I am not please with the way the conducted their first meeting. On the other hand, I think much of the criticism of their actions is shrill and disengeous.

    However, I have one questions. Since they were not sworn in, did they have the authority to submit items for the agenda before the meeting.

  2. gregflynn

    December 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I had the same question. The meeting proper was sceduled for 3:30 but the swearing in was at 3:00 followed by a reception. Between the reception and the meeting, before the agenda was formally adopted it was changed from that which had been posted 48 hours in advance. As I understand it a simple majority called an impromptu meeting, elected a new chair and the chair has the ability to add items at the beginning of the meeting. Otherwise a two thirds majority is required to amend an agenda after it is adopted. So much for sunshine.