6/22/18, 12:24 PM, Denise Gum, “Confidential Secretary to the Board Office Dayton Public Schools” sent out an email on behalf of William Harris, board president announcing a “Special Meeting–Fiscal Year” to be held this afternoon. Despite multiple warnings from me, the Superintendent et al have not published an agenda in advance of this meeting. It is, if they hold it, an illegal, improperly noticed meeting.
I highly recommend anyone who cares about DPS to go to this meeting and pack their tiny conference room- and force this meeting to be rescheduled properly, with proper notice.
Her notice said:
In accordance with Section 3313.16 of the Ohio Revised Code and File: BD of the Handbook of Policies, Rules & Regulations of the Board, I hereby call for a special meeting of the Board of Education of the Dayton City School District, Montgomery County, Ohio, to be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in room 6S-116 of the Administration Building, located at 115 S. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402.
The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Board to vote on recommendations from the superintendent and/or treasurer.
The media is being advised of this meeting in compliance with the Ohio Sunshine Law.
6/27/18, 11:01 PM I sent an email to Superintendent Libbie Lolli, Cherisse Kidd, Denise Gum, John McManus, Jeremey Kelley, Jocelyn Rhynard
It’s 11pm on Wed.
Your meeting is scheduled for 4 on Friday.
No posted agenda on board docs.
Or I’ll haul you into court again.
This isn’t rocket science- but it is the law. Publish your agenda 48 hours in advance.
If you can’t hire competent people, you should quit
This morning, I sent another email- to everyone on the superintendents distro list:
As of 8:23 am this morning, there is no agenda posted.
This illegal meeting of the board should be cancelled.
If you can’t tell the public what you are discussing 48 hours in advance of a meeting scheduled on June 22nd.
If you don’t understand how notification is critical to the duties bestowed upon you by the state, either resign, or get educated.
If this meeting continues- as planned, you will be facing another lawsuit.
This mickey mouse game needs to stop.
I notified the Superintendent of her failure to post an agenda on Wednesday night around 11 pm.
That would have been too late to meet the 48 hour rule.
I would suggest she be held accountable and given a reprimand by the board.
The public is being insulted by their malfeasance.
If the meeting isn’t cancelled and is held today, I will be adding to my court case, or filing a new one against this incompetent school board.
Wick-Gagnet shows her ignorance of current events online
On another note, in a Facebook war, I posed a comment on board member Mohamed Al Hamdani’s wall.
(it saddens me that I’m following in the footsteps of the Dayton Day-Old news and turning Facebook posts into news)
Al-Hamdani’s original post:
Not surprised by the SCOTUS decision to uphold the Muslim Ban. As a people and as a country we have a long way to go to reach a more perfect union. We will be disheartened for a day and reenergized tomorrow. The fight continues…
And while that issue is very real, SCOTUS dropped another bomb, one that will affect our political junkie Al-Hamdani even more (I couldn’t call him a political beast because it wouldn’t be PC), and I commented-
David Esrati And now you won’t have a union sugar daddy to get you elected either.
This was a reference to JANUS v AFSCME, and stops the forced donations to unions by people who benefit from Union bargaining. It’s a serious blow to labor, and the generally liberal political clout that Unions have.
Board member Karen Wick Gagnet, who has become Al-Hamdani’s puppet, blindly following his lead, responds:
Karen Wick-Gagnet David Esrati … this is a totally bigoted statement. You are a bully and your comment in no way reflects any spirit of humanity in a manner we need to move positively forward. You have again shown your ugly, hateful side.
She is literally clueless. My is this the pot calling the kettle black. This is a woman who was my friend for over 2 decades, and a long time client, who fired me because of my continued scrutiny of a school board in chaos in the hope that they start acting ethically and honestly. The conversation continues
(I have no idea who Kristin Todd is, but she thinks she has something to contribute):
Kristin Todd This attitude is why you never get elected. You’re no better than Trump and equally need to seek counseling. I can provide you with many resources.