Well our school situation has hit a new low.
It looks like some of our school district superintendents and some of their board members attended training sessions held in San Antonio last month (June).
According to articles in the El Paso Times two of our local superintendents got into an altercation at 1 AM on Thursday, June 13 that ended up with one superintendent being flattened to the ground and the police ultimately handcuffing the one on the ground.
Also according to the Times a San Antonio police officer’s report indicates that the fallen superintendent appeared to be intoxicated.
It also seems as though some school board members witnessed the event.
What happens in San Antonio stays in San Antonio
The Times also reported that one of the school board members said:
” We took off as quick as we can get the hell out of there because I knew that both you guys were going to be charged. Let’s go. That’s all I wanted. That was my objective. That was my objective. Don’t bring this back to El Paso. We swore that us guys over there, we said we were going to let it stay there, and for the most part it did stay there.”
A school board member’s goal was to see to it that the folks in El Paso did not learn about their behavior.
So much for the idea of public service.
According to the Texas Association of School Boards’ web site registration for the conference was to begin at 7 AM that same morning.
What were these public servants doing out at that hour, especially when their meeting was to begin is less than six hours?
Are the taxpayers going to pay for their late night activities? Where had they been before the incident?
If we have to pay for these people to go to out of town events shouldn’t we expect that they show up to the meetings ready to do their jobs?
Even if you could still manage to be out and about at 1 AM on a Thursday morning wouldn’t you think that you owed the taxpayers better performance?
The poor example that these people (superintendents and board members) have set for their students is shameful.
We deserve better
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