My Agenda Requests for August 28, 2014

UPDATE  August 20, 2014:  Mrs. Steenson has once again declined to include any of these items on the agenda and has also declined to invite the auditor for our planned discussion of the auditor’s report.  The agenda has not yet been posted.


This is an email sent on August 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm addressed to the Chairman of the Timberlane School Board.

Dear Mrs. Steenson:

I would like to request the following items be added to the August 28 agenda:
  • Discussion and action on proposed spending cap on TRSD 14/15 budget
  • TRSB email policy and disposition of emails
  • Discussion and action on the No Trespass order issued to Donna Green
  • I would also like to have the auditor present for a the discussion of the auditor’s report as I have a number of questions.
Thank you.
Donna Green

Since being elected in March, not a single one of my agenda requests has been placed on a regular agenda. I will now be posting my agenda requests every month for the benefit of voters.


Donna at SAU

Here I am at the SAU office today examining invoices (August 19, 2014).  My request to Dr. Metzler to enter the building today was made on August 6th.  A morning admission was requested but a 2 pm time was granted .  I was told that my usual desk in the SAU office was not available due to end-of-year paper work. Thank you to Tony Piemonte for accompanying me to the SAU office, helping examine the invoices and for snapping this photo.  It is an interesting experience having to seek permission from an employee (Dr. Metzler) to enter a building I theoretically supervise as a member of the Timberlane and SAU boards, but such is the nature of a no trespass order.



Filed under Budget 2014-2015, Expenditures, Sandown Issues, School Board Behavior, School Board Functioning

2 responses to “My Agenda Requests for August 28, 2014

  1. Len Mullen

    You are sending your requests to the wrong person. The Superintendent of Schools writes he script for the School Board Chair.

    • The superintendent has control over the SB agenda and the board willing gave him that control. By policy the school board chair and superintendent share control of the agenda. So what we have in Timberlane is an employee controlling the agenda of his own supervisory authority – by policy and in practice.

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