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The Special called School Board meeting for Monday night at 7:00 PM didn’t happen….only two board members showed up: Sammy Welch and Stacy Herrin. Mrs. Perkins had expressed at the regular board meeting on Thursday night that she would be unable to attend. Linda Curlee was out of town (but I don’t think she could attend anyway because of conflict of interest concerning the Chris Lane land…but I am not sure about that). Dale Shots called Glenn Harris just before meeting time and said he would not be at the meeting……without a quorum there could be no official meeting. (It was interesting that not even the lawyer was there…so pretty much a done deal before Monday night)
My goodness….what’s up with these people!…but, all was not lost. The crowd of about 20 people including Glenn Harris, Stacy and Sammy listened to the presentation Stan Bulger had prepared for the meeting. I believe only one parent, Taffany Booth, was in attendance. Representatives from the Architectural Firm were present. Several grandparents attended as well as local interested citizens.
Stan gave an excellent presentation on the need for our board to follow certain procedures when making decisions…look at the entire picture.
Stan would like to see an advisory board established to assist the school board in researching projects that are being considered by the board.
Bulger discussed pros and cons on the Chris Lane property. Stan stated several time he was not at the meeting speaking against or for the property, just pointing out his observations.
Many of the people in attendance support the Magee Elementary School being built on the campus where the high school and middle school are located.
Stan discussed several properties he felt could be acquired surrounding the “in town” location.
The meeting lasted about two hours…and much was learned …mainly…let’s talk…let’s work together…let’s listen. There are no easy answers…we could all plan the school if money was not an issue…but money is an issue. Glenn Harris answered several audience questions.
What wasn’t an official board meeting turned into one of the best “meetings” I have attended in a long time.
Listen and learn…more to come