Moments ago, Chairman Tom Hearn of the Coeur d'Alene School Board issued the following statement to Huckleberries Online. The statement is a second response to accusations made at the Coeur d'Alene School Board meeting Monday that he hadn't been transparent re: his dealing with a request district civil rights protections to gays:
"As I continue to learn in my new role as an elected official and leader in our school district, I understand that perceptions are often more important than the realities of a situation. I absolutely see how my actions surrounding the events leading up to our Board meeting and the discussion about the district’s anti-discrimination policies have been perceived as less than transparent; that was never my intention. Again I apologize for the angst and disappointment I have caused. My hope is that we can move forward on this issue with civil discourse and open dialogue towards a healthy resolution."
- Original story: School district asked to 'Add the Words'/Maureen Dolan, Press
- Original statement: Hearn's statement after March 3 meeting