by David Safier
"I urge the Finance Committee to consider passing Senate Bill 1371 based on what the plaintiff representatives' belief that it is the money that caused TUSD to not actively secure Unitary Status. Michael Hicks TUSD Board Member."Usually, written comments aren't read during committee meetings, but according to Senator Steve Farley, who sits on the committee, "Chair Lesko, in a highly unusual move, read [Hicks'] written comments from the RTS [Request to Speak] system anyway, not once, but twice, because they backed her position and undercut TUSD's credibility for those who did not know him."
"This move on Hicks' part amounts to a direct attack on his own superintendent, 49,000 TUSD students, 3,000 teachers, and our entire community and economy. It amounts to dereliction of duty. He must be held accountable for his destructive actions."Farley hopes to speak out about Hicks' action during the Call to the Audience at a TUSD Board meeting if his legislative schedule allows it. Of course, anyone who objects to Hicks' position can speak out during the Call to the Audience.