School board fails at transparency

To the Adirondack Journal:

It is troubling to me that Lake George School Board member and candidate for re-election Virginia Etu and the majority of the Board of Education continue to preach transparency, yet fail to practice transparency in the true sense of the word.

Virginia Etu’s colleague on the board, Gerard Humiston was asked specifically about transparency at a board meeting and why the board would not allow more people on a specific committee. His response with the board agreeing — including incumbent Virginia Etu — was that they do not want to have too many people on a committee because it justifies a quorum and this would require public disclosure.

Is this the same board that says they have “gotten the message” about becoming more transparent? The board will deny this ever took place because after persistent efforts to have the meeting minutes recorded word for word, the board still refuses to do it, and advocates of this practice have been met with stiff resistance.

Peter Brothers

Town of Queensbury

Lake George School District

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