Dear School Board members: I spoke to you this evening [Thursday Dec. 15] about my concern that the MTSD board appears to be managed by the administration, rather than the school board managing the administration as duly elected representatives of Milton’s citizens.
It appears throughout the Equity Policy discussion and draft development the board members have had little input other than to agree without critical examination of the policy itself. The policy has clearly been drafted by the administration and the current proposal abdicates your policy making authority to the administration in many areas. I would like the members, or at least the Chair contact me to explain why the Board is not drafting the policy as the legitimate elected policy making body.
It is clear from the comments tonight that citizens are aware that their concerns are not being heard or addressed, and there is very little discussion on important issues other than one-way communication. It also became clear this evening that the board, as a whole, or individual members, are not communicating even when requested. Why is that? Again, I would like someone to contact me about this communication issue.
During my comments tonight I referenced my request to you from about 6 months ago. Please find attached my public statement from 6/9/2022 where I made three requests to you regarding removal of the BLM flag as a result of the ongoing corruption of the BLM organization which has become synonymous with the flag. In my comments below I requested the board discuss this issue, which you have not, nor did any board member contact me out of courtesy to respond to my request. In my email below I offered to provide the links to the national news stories regarding BLM corruption and not one of you responded to my offer. I assumed this information would be informative for the board if it proceeded to discuss the issue as requested.
Now, I am making a formal request for the board to place the issue on the agenda for the next school board meeting in January. I am requesting the chair contact me to confirm this has been done.
Wendy Wilton, Milton