Letter: Board members have been disrespectfulIt is becoming more frustrating to watch the Farmington School Board attempt to do its important work while two of the carryover members are so disrespectful to the process of decision making when they are not on the “winning side.”
To the editor,
It is becoming more frustrating to watch the Farmington School Board attempt to do its important work while two of the carryover members are so disrespectful to the process of decision making when they are not on the “winning side.”
Board members Singewald and McKnight carry on private, but audible, conversations while others are speaking. This is not only disrespectful and interruptive to others but while they are doing their “meeting” they are also missing out on hearing what others are saying. They also routinely interrupt others.
Members McKnight and Singewald should also realize they are being disrespectful to the voting public in their ongoing actions. The voters put the other members on the board and they should try to understand the public’s decision and respect it.
It is still refreshing to see those other members operate in a respectful manner. They know that they are there to do the public’s business, not to carry on petty, child-like behaviors. McKnight and Singewald need to get over it and join the rest of the board in genuine efforts to make sure that all of the upcoming changes become opportunities for improvement within the Farmington School District.
To see examples of what I write about, just watch televised replays of the board’s March 28 meetings and come to your own conclusion. There is one example during that meeting where the person with the floor is talking and recognizes the disruptive conversation between McKnight and Singewald and stops his talk by announcing that he can wait. McKnight then gives her permission for the speaker with the floor to proceed. Shame on McKnight for such arrogance.