By: Fuzzy Slippers
On Friday, Mary blogged that “A California School Board is in Hot Water After Mocking Parents for Wanting Kids in Class (Update: School Board President Resigns). During a meeting the board members apparently believed was private, board members insulted, ridiculed, and mocked parents for wanting schools open.
As a result, the school board president resigned immediately, and then in short order, the rest of the board members who took part in the public meeting resigned.
Fox News reports:
The president and three other members of a Northern California school board resigned Friday after reports that they made mocking comments about parents during a public video meeting about reopening schools.
The resignation of President Lisa Brizendine of the Oakley Union Elementary School District was confirmed to Fox News by Schools Superintendent Greg Hetrick.
The other members — Kim Beede, Erica Ippolito and Richie Masadas — who constitute the rest of the board, resigned later Friday, FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported.
>>. . . . Brizendine issued an apology after announcing her resignation. “I am raising a 10-year-old with special needs and having him home during this pandemic, while also holding down two jobs to support my family has been a huge stress,” she said. “I suffer with many of the same things that parents are going through from mental health issues to regression. My remark was callous and uncalled for and for that I am truly sorry.”
The recorded meeting from Wednesday night was posted on social media and shows board members who appeared to believe the meeting was private. Brizendine appeared to mock parents who “want their babysitters back.”