After abruptly ending the last public school board meeting without setting a new meeting date, the Alton School Board has decided to convene April 25th and has posted the agenda. At issue is whether there was a meeting or other communication including only three school board members and the superintendent held to decide on April 25th as a meeting date.
The two newest school board members were not notified of – or included in – that meeting, nor was the public. With only the input of the superintendent and the three school board members, a meeting date was selected that neither of the newest board members can attend.
“It seems to parents, teachers, and other stakeholders that this board’s continuing backroom tactics clearly prove they are only interested in their own agenda and not what is best for the parents and students of Alton,” said Richard Brown, president of the Alton Teachers’ Association.