The Times did a great job the other day of letting us know some details about the Wednesday, September 28, 2016 meeting the EPISD board held that we wrote about in EPISD bonds–secret discussions.
Lindsey Anderson of the Times wrote:
Trustees say their promise to not change the 2016 bond project list will be binding for current and future school boards. Four of the seven board seats will be up for election in May.
Byrd said voters could take the resolution to the Texas Attorney General’s Office if they felt EPISD reneged on its promises. The trustees were briefed on those possible ramifications during a closed meeting.
Why is it that they needed to go into closed session, where the public could not hear the facts, in order to discuss the public’s ability to protest a potential future change to the projects the bonds might fund? If they want us to believe that the boards can be held accountable, why wouldn’t they let us know how to do it? Why didn’t we get to hear the discussion between the board members so that we could have a better understanding of how they felt about the issue?
Why didn’t she tell us about our rights when the appointed board of managers shifted the 2007 money?
We deserve better