EPISD–gag order? or consistent communication?

The conflict between the EPISD school board president and the group that includes the county judge and one of the school board members is heating up.

At the Tuesday, May 30, 2017 meeting of the school board they evidently went into closed session and discussed how school board members are supposed to handle questions from reporters.

Evidently the local board’s guidelines tell school board members to direct questions to the superintendent or board president if the question does not involve the district that the school board member represents.

On the other hand the district evidently has written policies that, according to one board member, conflict with the guidelines in that school board members are free to speak as long as they make it clear that they are speaking for themselves and not the board.

Regardless of the board’s guidelines or policies it seems that elected officials need to answer to the public.

There is an underlying fight going on here but it cannot interfere with our ability to interact with the people that we elect.

Citizens do have rights.

We deserve better



4 Responses to EPISD–gag order? or consistent communication?

  1. News says:

    Fennenbock is bad news and clearly ethically challenged, not to mention a darling of special interests that include her family. Clearly she cares little about our tax burden. Our schools are ruled like a fiefdom with little concern for staff or parents with her and her good friend Juan ruling with an iron fist. This is not someone we need in congress.


  2. ripper1951 says:

    The gag order is consistent with the verbal instructions given all employees- don’t talk to anyone about anything without permission from the Board President. Or risk termination- everyone is reminded they are at will employees.


  3. Voter says:

    I think “opaque” was learned from watching Escobar.


  4. Benevelous says:

    Opaque is the new transparent…


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