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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.


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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