COMMUNITY VOICES | Comments to St. Paul Public School’s Board of Education regarding BOE meeting on May 20, 2014

Summary: We need significant reforms to address the important issues surrounding transparency, managerial accountability and a valid process for meaningful stakeholder involvement.At Tuesday’s School Board meeting the district and the School Board did a masterful job of re-framing all of the concerns being brought forward as anti-racial equity. This was done for political purposes, to serve the interests of the adults to maintain the status quo and retain the power balance in favor of those with authority. I don’t know who the architect was of this PR maneuver, but at the very least the School Board was complicit with district administration in opposing and silencing any who question the district. The Board seems to have forgotten that they represent the citizens. Their job is to manage the administration, not the public. Continue Reading