I have a question for those who have lost a contest, and particularly those who have been involved with Delaware school boards. How am I suppose to react and feel when I go to an executive board workshop, and the two newest elected have been asked to sit in by the president? Now neither has been officially recognized by the state with a certificate, and neither has been sworn it to their position. Yet the president called the district’s lawyer who said they were OK to be in this meeting where we were discussing personnel issues.
When I joined the board 10 years ago I was not aloud to attend these executives until after the July 9th swearing in and re-organization meeting. I guess it all depends on the importance of the discussions to certain groups as to whether we push the envelope and rules. In the end the two left less then happy, with the president berating some of us for questioning the decision, and the feelings I left with that evening were that the time had truly come for me to move on to other challenges. I gave a heads up to those friends I still have on the board that I will be watching and challenging the new leadership, and too not take it personally!