Concerned citizens and parents jammed the Commissioners board room to standing room only and most stayed until the Commissioners voted 3-2 to hire an outside consultant to advise them – through the manager – on school budget issues.
Not only did Commissioners Thomas, Simpson and Todd Johnson vote to hire the outside consultant, they threw out board policy of getting competitive bids for the job. Apparently, sole-sourcing contracts is ok, when they do it. So expediency trumps fiscal responsibility — not very conservative is it?
It’s important to view the “average citizen” involved in an issue and taking a stand. Take a few minutes to watch your neighbors, PTO/PTA members and teachers as they address the Commissioners.