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Contentious times for Columbia School Board

By on June 27, 2018 at 12:48 pm

A board member and the district superintendent provided some pre-July 4 fireworks during the most recent meeting of the Columbia Community Unit School District 4 Board of Education.

Columbia School Board member Tammy Mitchell Hines criticized superintendent Dr. Gina Segobiano following Thursday’s contentious meeting.

“The Columbia superintendent hired and supervised by the elected Board of Education has violated school board policy on multiple occasions,” Hines told the Republic-Times. “She also violated the Open Meetings Act. We have a responsibility to the taxpayers and that responsibility includes following the law.”

The concerns Hines raised regarding the Open Meetings Act include the May meeting agenda. That agenda included an item labeled “personnel items” following an executive session. 

Regional Superintendent of Schools Kelton Davis said that could be a violation of the law because it does not provide sufficient clarity so the public could know what actions would take place with personnel. 

The issues of board policy came up during the meeting, which saw extensive discussion…>>>

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James Moss