A little sunshine, please

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By Jerry Lawrence

Guest Columnist

To the Superintendent and Board Members:

I would like to bring to your attention a series of recurring discrepancies between board meetings and board meeting minutes, which are supposed to be an unbiased, official account of board meetings.

Example 1 – Reporting only half the details

What the minutes say: In the Nov. 18, 2014, minutes, “Board Chairman Rick Turner asked Mr. Lawrence to ‘follow the chain of command’ the next time he wanted to address what he perceived to be a problem or concern with the school and speak with his principal first.”

What happened: Left out was my response to Mr. Turner — “Every employee of SBLC and every member of this community has the right to knock on Mr. Hastings’ door and ask him if he would like to talk. I did that and Mr. Hastings accepted the invitation.”

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