Becki Couch reads the school board the riot act.
It appeared she was mostly speaking to Jason Fischer and WOW!
From the Times Union: Becki Couch said she had asked for additional data that she didn’t receive before being forced to decide on the contract. For more than an hour in discussion, it looked as if the board was divided.
Couch said in the end she voted in favor to prove her loyalty, but she didn’t like her concerns being dismissed by the rest of the board.
“The way this was handled was very inappropriate,” said Couch. “This cannot occur on the board, where we box out people when they share that they have concerns. It looks bad to the public, like we couldn’t get our act together.”
The thing is the Times Union doesn't do what Couch said justice. She went on a three minute rant where it appeared she had tears in her eyes. Not tears of sadness mind you that the august body was unraveling but tears of anger as the board is transformed into something horrendous that doesn't represent our schools, teachers and children but a few peoples agenda, see her comment last month when she said she had never felt more pressured.
It was obvious that she felt her and other members of the board, Hall and Wright, were being disrespected and marginalized by the block of Gary Chartrand paid for ideologues (Smith-Juarez, Shine and good God what have you done Mandarin, Fischer).
Sadly Mrs. Couch, Wright and Hall, joined the people they basically accused of bullying and marginalizing them and voted for the hastily put together agenda item. That last part was their words not mind.