BOE Meeting Tonight
People are trying to guess what will happen at the meeting tonight. It is 6 p.m. in the Administration Building at 1200 Myrtle Avenue. I don't think enough time has elapsed for a report to be completed by the state Department of Education's Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance. That is what I am waiting for. A past OFAC report on Plainfield was very thorough, although it did not sit well with school officials and the district appealed the findings.
Sooner or later there must be a bottom line to the personnel controversies. Maybe it will be revealed tonight or maybe not. Some are hoping for an even bigger bombshell. My concern is that the filing date for the April school board election is now just five weeks away and the personnel issues, while extremely important, should not be the only litmus test for candidacy. Pumping up an issue is a strategy that has been employed in the past to create buzz on the way to the polls.
By this time Tuesday, the story of tonight's meeting will be out, for better or worse. Whether you go to the meeting or stay home, you will know the nature of the meeting. If you do go, pay close attention - to everything!