Watch the first five minutes of Hampstead’s school board meeting last night. The chairman reads an email sent to the board by Hampstead resident, Jorge Mesa-Tejada. You may recognize Mr. Mesa-Tejada’s name from his many letters to the Tri-Town Times and from his extensive public service, currently on the Hampstead School Budget Committee.
After the letter is read, the school board chairman, Greg Hoppa, says that Mr. Mesa-Tejada will no longer be permitted to address meeting agenda items without a vote of the board.
Readers, here is my own little survey. Please reply to this post by writing “A,” “B,” or “C.”
- A: The Hampstead Board acted appropriately towards the letter writer
- B: The Hampstead Board was right to feel bullied but they should not limit a citizen’s speech by vote
- C: The Hampstead School Board’s reaction and penalties are objectionable.
Our SAU encompasses the four Timberlane towns as well as the town of Hampstead. I will post the survey results on Saturday. Please vote!
POLL RESULTS: 100% replied “C” but responses were very small and limited to my regular commentators though the posting was very well viewed. Thanks to those who voted – and to those who follow the blog.
UPDATE 11/18/14: Girard at Large interview Mr. Mesa-Tejada about this incident today. Mesa-Tejada radio interview