Instead of meeting in the well-appointed SAU building, the more fitting venue for your school board should be under a blanket with flashlights.
In the most breathtaking disdain for their constituents that has my hands shaking in fury, the Timberlane School Board went into non-public ON MARCH 6, to discuss the SERESC contract for a Spanish consultant for full-time kindergarten. WITHOUT ANY PUBLIC DISCUSSION WHATSOEVER, they unanimously approved the contract immediately after exiting non-public. Conveniently and most suspiciously, the VIMEO of this meeting was not released until after the elections – so no one knew about this sneaky move until yesterday.
The agenda did not mention discussion or action on a contract. There was absolutely no public discussion of the terms of the contract. And keep in mind, this was done just days before the election that put the district into a default budget for 2014-2015 and which does not include the new positions for the full-time kindergarten program.
Your school board makes a mockery of the word “transparency.” They spend your money with abandon and they mock us all with complete indifference to public objections, and their own policies.
I have made a Right to Know request to see this contract and the RFP that solicited it. I would like to know exactly how much the district is paying a consultant and who that consultant is…. Dr. Metzler’s wife?
Watch the meeting here: http://vimeo.com/88915836 early on you will see me voice my objections to the contract. At 1:25 you will see them enter non-public and then vote for the contract.