At the same meeting, Anthony White announced that BOE Member Frank Garnot has resigned as of August 1st. We believe that our last two resignations are completely irresponsible and very poorly timed, to say the least. These Board Members were asked time and time again up until our last election if they planned on staying on this Board, to which they replied that they were dedicated to continue their service. We believe that this clear lack of commitment to the board, especially the seemingly intentional timing of Jose Munoz's resignation in June, are indicative of the serious issues our school district has been facing - an appalling absence of dedication to the best interests of Beacon's children. With your help, ABS is working hard to rectify these issues once and for all. The district now has to make the decision on whether or not to spend more money on a special election to fill these positions. A special election is estimated to cost our school district approximately $13,000.
Our options are as follows:
1) Hold a special election to fill the 2 vacant seats
2) Allow the BOE to enact a board appointment for the 2 vacant seats
3) Leave the seats vacant until the next election (May 2017), which would then be an election to fill 5 BOE seats
4) Vote to remain a 7-member Board from now on. This would require a change in BOE by-laws, which would be determined by public vote. If we had a 7-member BOE, then 4 votes would be required to reach a majority, rather than 5, which is what we currently have with a 9-member Board.