School Board Meeting Erupts in Violence

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You can always go to the school board meeting if the wrestling’s sold out.

All those school board meetings I had to cover as a reporter, and nothing like this ever happened…

During a public meeting of the Flint, Michigan, Board of Education–a finance committee meeting at the administration building–the board president attacked the treasurer, grabbing her hair and slamming her head on the table ( Killer Kowalski could’ve hardly done it better.

The board held a special meeting that night to expel the president. The incident was “not one of my highlights,” she admitted.

Why did the president attack the treasurer? The issue seems to be $150 million in state and federal “COVID aid,” and who on the board gets to control the money. Well, it’s a lot of money: I guess it stirred some passions.

But how does the Flint school district rate $150 million in aid? It’s only one of thousands of school districts. Are they all getting this kind of money?

As our government goes about plundering the public, thieves will occasionally fight over the division of the spoils. It sounds like that’s what happened here.

4 comments on “School Board Meeting Erupts in Violence

  1. I’m surprised that this person isn’t facing criminal charges. Of course, wherever there is money, there is a struggle over who gets to control it.

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