Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Service on APS School Board begins with disregard for the law

The law, the Open Meetings Act, reads, link;

Draft minutes will be prepared within ten working days after the meeting and shall be approved, amended or disapproved at the next meeting where a quorum is present.
Steven Michael Quezada
According to their agenda, link,
we are very disappointed, but not
surprised to find the very first act
of the new APS Board Members
Steven Michael Quezada and
Donald Duran, will be to vote to
approve minutes from a January
23rd board meeting; well beyond
"the next meeting where a quorum was present".

And with their vote in the affirmative,
they signal their, at least tacit approval
of the board's disregard of the law;
They will signal their complicity and/or complacency.

Donald Duran
The real agenda of the leadership of the APS is to give as little notice of public meetings as the law requires, and to delay the posting of minutes of public meetings for as long as the law will allow.

The standards of conduct that the board established and enforces upon students, rest on one fundamental standard;
Students are expected to model and promote personal accountability to standards of conduct that require doing "more than the law requires and less than the law allows."
... or forfeit their good character.

Yet to be determined, whether either of these two gentlemen is willing to step up as a role model of APS student standards of conduct, even for the few hours a day they are among the senior-most role models of those standards.

Stepping up as a role model means holding themselves honestly accountable to the same standards of conduct to which they hold students accountable; a nationally recognized, accepted and respected code of ethical conduct; the Pillars of Character Counts, link.

photo Donald Duran Mark Bralley

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