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Wed., March 5, 2014, 1:04 p.m.

Hearn Addresses Personal Attacks

Moments ago, Chairman Tom Hearn of the Coeur d'Alene School Board issued this statement re: Monday's meeting:

I apologize to the patrons in our district who feel I have let them down.  Everyone has a right to their feelings and opinions but I am compelled today to clarify facts regarding the events that led up to Ms. Susan Moss speaking at our Board meeting Monday night.  I will, however, not allow mudslinging or personal attacks on my character to stand without setting the record straight. I have been a Board member for eight months and have taken the role of Chairman seriously.  I received communications, starting earlier this fall, regarding Susan Moss’s desire to present to the Board her concerns regarding our non-discrimination notice.  It was my responsibility as Chair to begin to manage this situation, as I knew it could easily become emotionally charged.  Were there communications on how and when she wished to address the school board? Yes. Full statement here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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