Social media has been abuzz since Cindy Buco announced at Sandown’s Town Deliberative Session on Jan. 30 that the consultant supposedly hired by the school district’s withdrawal study committee was never actually hired and never actually did any work – despite Rob Collins’ assertions in the past that this consultant had verified the preliminary buyout number. Something isn’t making sense.
To clear things up I sent the school board chairman, Mrs. Steenson, an email yesterday:
Dear Mrs. Steenson:
Here is the reply I received today:
If you have a question about the consultant, feel free to contact Rob. He’d be glad to answer any questions you may have. There is no need to put this on the agenda. Furthermore, we won’t have a meeting for two and a half more weeks. I’d like you to get any questions you may have answered a lot sooner than that.
I’m overwhelmed by your kind solicitude. Do you ever get tired of putting your head in the sand and covering for Rob?
Mrs. Steenson’s reply:
I am trying to get your questions answered in a timely manner. I am sure Mr. Collins would be happy to clear up any confusion for you.
It should be evident that mine are not questions that need to be cleared up but rather to discuss an issue of Mr. Collins’ conduct.
Mrs. Steenson’s reply:
No, Mrs. Green, it was not evident. I suggested you contact Mr. Collins because you appeared to have a question about the consultant for the committee which Mr. Collins chaired. If you have specific concerns about the conduct of another board member, I’d be happy to set up a meeting between the vice chair, you and me to discuss your concerns. But I would suggest that an open dialogue with Mr. Collins would be a very productive first step for you in understanding his actions.
The agenda for our next meeting on Feb 18 was posted two and a half hours later with no inclusion of my requested agenda item. Talk to the hand while it feeds the mushrooms.
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If Nancy Steenson is an example other of what the other Town chairs are like supporting Kelly Ayotte for re-election (based on what we know about her), then we can expect Maggie Hassan to be the next U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. Definitely a threat to state sovereignty.