Attorney Robson Asserts School Board’s Authority to Hire Principals

Attorney Robson

Circled: Attorney John Robson

“…you do at the end of the day act on those recommendations, and if you disagree with those recommendations then you should vote against it”

 

“If someone is getting hired it should be put on the agenda [for a vote by the board]“

In the August 6, 2013, School Board Meeting, Attorney John Robson stated that the School Board is the ultimate authority on who gets hired in the District.

At one point in the meeting I stated “You said that it was not our role, now we are being told that it is our role”. I was speaking to the Superintendent, but he does not respond and it sounds like I was speaking to Robson.

Robson cited the School Board’s Authority:
Title 53A Chapter 3 Section 411 Utah Code

Public Education Human Resource Management Act

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Lecturing Laurel

Lecturing Laurel

In the same meeting, there was an odd exchange with me and Board member Laurel Young as she presumes to lecture me about wasting the Board’s time because I had asked for clarification of the hiring policy in the previous meeting.

In the previous meeting, the Superintendent erroneously stated that the School Board did not have a role in hiring principals. I quoted state law and board policy that stated otherwise. The board president said it was very confusing and she would have Attorney John Robson attend the next meeting to clarify the disagreement. Board members like Laurel and Kristi with over a decade of serve have no idea what the policy is because they have allowed the Superintendent to run the school board.

In this meeting, Laurel is telling me I should have taken care of all this on the phone:

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"...as a board member, that is not your role"

McKell Moment

This is the blog entry to the previous Board meeting where the Superintendent erroneously declared that the School Board does not have a role in hiring Principals:

School Board Authority: Abdicated

 

 

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