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Galt elementary school district board makes up for violation of Brown Act

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Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:12 am, Thu Dec 15, 2011.

For roughly six days, Grace Malson was a member of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District board of trustees. For one hour on Wednesday, she wasn’t. But by the end of that hour, her position had been restored and not much had changed.

In a rare move, the board held a special meeting Wednesday specifically to address a violation of the Brown Act at their Dec. 8 meeting.

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1 comment:

  • Patrick W Maple posted at 11:59 am on Thu, Dec 15, 2011.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1805

    It was commendable for the Superintendent to take the heat for this...however, it is the Board president who runs the meetings. Period. He should have told the people about the procedure (many people come for the first time...are they expected to know the procedures?). Which tells me there could be a systemic problem...one far greater than this one.

    A Board member has no authority outside of the Board...unless directed by the Board to speak on its behalf...anything he writes, says or imposes does not represent the Board or District and should only be contributed to him. Period. Mr Gordon has on many occasions listed his credentials in this paper as "Board President, Galt Joint Elementary School District"...the Board should have corrected him. This practice must stop.

    Mr Richardson was correct in his observations...“A person who has that ability to speak up would be an asset to your board, especially in these trying economic times,” He is an asset, as well as Mr Baldwin and Mr Davenport for their contributions. I commend them as well.



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