As most would know I have attended Toledo Public School Board meetings for over ten years. When Pete Silverman was president he called me names from his seat as president, I had been silenced when Larry Sykes was the president, and now that Steve Steel is president the rule is that if I ask a question the board members just look at me and don’t say a word. I guess this is some sort of intimidation tactic.
The most disrespectful action occurred at the last board meeting on Tuesday. Sitting in the audience, it was extremely difficult to hear what was being said. I don’t know if the mikes were turned down intentionally, if board members just weren’t talking into the mikes or if there was some type of malfunction with the system.
This is disrespectful to the public because if you use your personal time to attend a public school board meeting you should be able to hear what is being discussed.