On June 15, The SAU sent the following email to all the district towns following the appointment of Josh Horns to Danville’s Board of Selectman. Mr. Horns also sits on the Timberlane Budget Committee representing Danville.
[DG: Attachment redacted due to concerns about privilege. Readers should ask their SB reps for a copy – or their selectmen.]
On June, 25, the Danville Selectmen replied saying that the offices are not incompatible and suggesting that if the SAU wants Mr. Horns to resign, they will have to go through the court:
Dear Dr. Metzler and respective School Board members,
Danville_TRSD_Horns_SBC_BOS (1) [by permission of Mr. O’Neil]
Why is this important apart from demonstrating yet another conflict between a district town and the SAU? Well, for years members of our district were under a misapprehension about who could qualify for district positions. You can only imagine the number of highly qualified people who did not run for school budcom or school board because of this legal opinion. This certainly did not serve the interests of our communities.