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BoE Member Wayne Foote Receives Letter Of Censure From Fellow Board Members

December 18th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Board of Education member Wayne Foote has received a letter of censure from his fellow board members and could be in jeopardy of being removed from the board if any additional issues surface. Censure is essentially a reprimand, or group condemnation of an individual from an elected body whose actions run counter to the group’s acceptable standard- or more succinctly- a formal statement of disapproval. Foote, denying any wrong doing, confirmed to WCBC News Monday that he received the letter and indicated that he will have his attorney review the situation.  The letter was discussed at a closed meeting last week, not attended by Foote as he was out of town. Sources indicate that this was the fourth such letter Foote has been issued during his four years on the board- and the state board of education has indicated that one more incident could lead to his removal.  The alleged misdeeds include having made inappropriate remarks to teachers and other board of education personnel- as well as having distributed executive session information publicly. Matters dealt with in executive session include personnel items and litigation- none of which are to be released publicly. Foote tells WCBC News that his is just another effort on the part of some board members hoping to  force him to resign- going so far as to call the latest censure nothing more than a “witch hunt”.  Allegations of inappropriate actions dogged Foote during this year’s campaign and he was asked about them during a WCBC candidate’s forum in October…


2 Responses to “BoE Member Wayne Foote Receives Letter Of Censure From Fellow Board Members”

  1. December 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm, kevin said:

    Gee, “witch hunt.” What other honest and ethical politician has ever used THAT term? Hmmm. It’s on the tip of my tongue, wait don’t tell me, it will come to me, can’t quite say it, could it be, maybe . . .


  2. December 18, 2018 at 5:42 pm, j.r. lepley said:

    I always s thought it was three strike s and you were out,how come he get s 4 or 5


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