I am completely dissatisfied with the format of Beaufort County Board of Education meetings.
On Tuesday, school board members displayed their contempt for taxpaying constituents who have criticized their lack of leadership.
Earl Campbell threatened the citizens by relating a story whose implicit message was that those who criticize this board could be hanged.
Mary Cordray announced that no names could be uttered by citizens speaking during the public comment section. Her interpretation of their rule that comments must be "germane to the business of the board" was that comments must be confined to items on the meeting agenda. This is outrageous, since the citizens who attended came to address the lack of leadership and integrity on the part of the school board and superintendent. Those topics would never be placed on the meeting agenda by this chairman.
Citizens of the United States have a constitutional right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one's government without fear of punishment or reprisals.
Taxpayers deserve honest answers from the school board:
Rebecca W. Bass