School Board meeting is adjourned.
DeeDee Rasmussen to the rescue…sort of. Rasmussen, due to a potential conflict, will not vote on construction related items.
When asked about her exit, Striplin told TR she had no comment.
Leon County School Board is in recess while waiting on another Board member to arrive.
A discussion over future policies related to masks has lead to Leon County School Board member Alva Striplin walking out of a school board meeting.
Since two members – Bowen & Rasmussen – were already absent, the LCSB now has no quorum and was informed by the Board attorney that official business could not be conducted.
About thirty-five speakers showed up to the meeting to offer support for a mask optional policy. Striplin made comments in support of the group and then Board member Daryl Jones made a comment related to the race of the speakers.
Jones said he does not see his demographic in the group of speakers. Jones is African-American.
The speakers who were gathered at the back of the room, began to interrupt Jones and then left. Striplin then left the dias and followed the group outside.
Striplin then returned and gathered her belongings and said “you no longer have a quorum at this meeting.”
Striplin then left the meeting.