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Board Votes 3-2 To Release Foote Documents To The Public And Not To Rescind

January 21st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

By a 3-2 vote of the Allegany County Board of Education Friday-  all of the documentation contained in the resolution calling for board member Wayne Foote to be removed for misconduct-  will be released to the public. Following a two hour closed door session with legal counsel, Mike Llewellyn and Matt Gilmore, the board reconvened in public session and voted to release the documents- and also not to rescind the resolution- allowing the state board to address the matter.  The resolution in question was  approved by the previous board during a special meeting held in late December just prior to the new board taking office.  Following the executive session, board vice president David Bohn made the motion. As is becoming a trend with the new board, it was another split vote with Bohn, Foote and board president Robert Farrell voting in favor- and board members Tammy Fraley and Deb Frank opposing. Fraley said her opposition to releasing the documentation has nothing to do with the evidence contained in the original resolution- but rather is due to the inclusion of the new legal council’s written legal opinion…

Frank echoed those sentiments…

Farrell said this is an effort to provide total transparency with the issue. Due to the action being taken late Friday- and with Monday being a holiday- the resolution documentation won’t be available on the board’s website until Tuesday morning…

10 Responses to “Board Votes 3-2 To Release Foote Documents To The Public And Not To Rescind”

  1. January 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm, kevin said:

    It looks like the Board is going to go with “victim shaming” to win public opinion. Classy – as expected.

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    • January 24, 2019 at 11:33 am, Dan M said:

      You must be a relative of hers. Because she is no victim! She is one of the perpetrators of the biggest sham in Allegany County.

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  2. January 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm, j.r. lepley said:

    I can remember when people talked about the b o e with respect,not anymore,everybody trash s them and makes fun of them and show them no respect,,of course ,respect has to be earned,which I don’t think will happen with these people..

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  3. January 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm, Jeff said:

    Right kinda reminds me of the way Democrats are treating President Trump. So ok you don’t like the new board.

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    • January 19, 2019 at 8:36 pm, kevin said:

      > Well, like Mr. Trump these guys have an agenda, but no clue, so they earned their treatment, like Mr. Trump earns his.

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      • January 24, 2019 at 11:31 am, Dan M said:

        The old board didn’t have an agenda? You are a fool if you don’t believe that the Superintendent is trying to drive the ship and has finally met members who refuse to allow him too.

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  4. January 21, 2019 at 8:35 am, Lisa said:

    The previous board always had a split vote 4-1 and nobody had a problem with that. Now they call it stacking the vote. Interesting.

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  5. January 21, 2019 at 11:18 am, Sheri McDonnel said:

    wait, so Foote wants the documents out.. he wants the public to see what the last board was accusing him of, i never understood why they didn’t release it in the first place

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  6. January 21, 2019 at 3:06 pm, Sheri McDonnel said:

    yes, finally, total transparency

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  7. January 21, 2019 at 6:07 pm, gary morgan said:

    why didnt ms. marchini pursue her allegations in the justice system?

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