Breaking news: This morning Sandown and Danville filed suit against the TRSD. (I have no details about the suit at this moment.)
Also today, The Eagle Tribune is reporting that an injunction was filed against the Timberlane School District last week. The injunction asks, it says, for the Spanish teacher, Mrs. Morse, to be returned to the position she held before her discipline.
Once again, the school board as a whole was told NOTHING about this injunction. I get my news about the district just as you do, through the newspaper and by talking to people. And in this information-controlled environment, school board members are not permitted to inquire of school staff or administration – and the school board likes it that way.
Almost certainly the favored triumvirate, Steenson, Collins and Bealo, is in the know, but this school board member is not. News flash triumvirate: you are not the school board.
Does email go on summer hiatus?
The board has refused my repeated requests to hold a summer meeting. Who is making decisions as to how to proceed with these exploding legal matters? It isn’t the elected body you might think should be accountable to you over all this. There are other issues boiling over, too, such as Dr. Metzler’s bizarre email threatening a “counter suit” against some unnamed person for, among other things, defamation of character. There are also rumors about changes to the Sandown schools consolidation plan that, if false, should be nipped in the bud, and if true, should be disclosed.
Last year on July 16 the board held a special meeting to censure me. Now with more pressing issues, the board is nowhere in sight.
Your school elected officials are bobbleheads, glued to the dashboard of Dr. Metzler’s luxury SUV. When he drives over a bump, they nod their heads more vigorously than before.
Seriously, what is wrong with your elected officials at the school district? We need a meeting immediately.
When I get the legal filings, they will be posted on this blog. I’ve requested a copy of the injunction from Mrs. Steenson and now will also ask for the suit from our two towns. As she has not shared any information with the board about the injunction, I doubt I will be getting copies of any legal documents from her, but I thought I would extend her the courtesy of actually doing what she should.
UPDATE July 9, 2015: Mrs. Steenson sent the board a copy of the Sandown and Danville suit at 6:35 pm on July 8, 2015. We have still not received a copy of the injunction filed by Mrs. Morse.