Monday, October 11, 2010

Dancing On Thin Ice?

The following e-mail is yet another in a blast from two school board members. This one was sent by Jim McCourt from yet another of his "private" e-mail addresses.
Hmmm...he signed it "Board Treasurer". Anyone else think this is getting dangerously close to working a government (school board) agenda outside the watchful eye of Open Government advocates?
If he was going to sign it "Board Treasurer", why not just send it from his school board account? A little worried about letting any responses received be viewed by the public eye?

From: jmcmg
Date: Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 8:06 AM
Subject: [CHBest] School District Electors Meeting Tonight at 7 pm - High School Auditorium

Just a friendly reminder that tonight is one of the most important meetings of the year for the school district. This is the meeting in which the electors vote on the annual tax levy that will be used to fund the budgets of the school district. The school board and community have spent a great deal of time putting the budget together that will adequately fund our schools for the 2010/2011 school year. Please attend this meeting to hear all the details and make your vote count for the tax levy. Let's not let a few individuals in the district decide what is best for all students. Thanks.
Jim McCourt - Board Treasurer