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.
- Archive: School district asked to 'Add the Words'/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press