Last night’s school board meeting was more painful to watch than a presidential debate, in large part because the newest member of the board has no experience with Robert’s Rules of Order.
Mr. Navarro tried numerous times and at the most inappropriate times to add an item to the current agenda (despite the fact that the Brown Act requires 72 hour notice to the public).
I can forgive Mr. Navarro for his lack of experience. His rudeness to students however, is despicable.
During the section of the board meeting wherein students come to report out on the events and successes at their school, Mr. Navarro repeatedly turned aside to ask private questions of President Gibson-Gray, thus distracting her also.
It was painfully obvious that the very constituency that Mr. Navarro is tasked with championing was the very group he couldn’t have cared less about.
I beg the citizens of Antioch to come to witness the debacle that has become their school board so that they will understand when I say, please do not elect this man (who was not elected, but appointed by an already dysfunctional board) to another term.
Teacher, Antioch High School