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Texas School Board Attempted to Censure Two Conservative Members

Texas School Board Attempted to Censure Two Conservative Members

“The vicious censure resolutions to strip Trustee Mary Bone and me of the powers and duties bestowed upon us by the voters is a naked political hit job”

The board was trying to basically void an objection raised by the two conservative members. This is something the left understands better than the right. They do anything to win.

FOX News reports:

Texas school board tries censuring conservative members: ‘Naked political hit job’

Five members of a Texas school board seemed on the verge of censuring their two conservative colleagues in a move that the conservatives say would reverse the will of the voters in a “naked political hit job” – one in a series of controversies the board is facing.

Amy Weir, the president of the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees, agreed to place on the agenda two censure resolutions against her colleagues, Mary Bone and Danielle Weston, following their complaints that the school district had violated the Texas Open Meetings Act by keeping members of the public out of a contentious school board meeting on Sept. 14. The resolutions came just days after two fathers got arrested for allegedly disrupting school board meetings, including that Sept. 14 meeting.

“The vicious censure resolutions to strip Trustee Mary Bone and me of the powers and duties bestowed upon us by the voters is a naked political hit job,” Danielle Weston, one of the trustees targeted in the resolutions, told Fox News. “The majority on the board are diverting taxpayer dollars and manpower away from students and teachers to destroy our reputations and inflict financial pain.”

When Weston and Bone learned of the censure resolutions, they filed a lawsuit to prevent the board from voting on them at the Sept. 22 meeting. Just a few hours before the meeting, Judge Betsy Lambeth granted the temporary restraining order blocking the move. Weir and the other trustees filed a motion challenging the court’s jurisdiction on the issue, and a hearing on that question is scheduled for Dec. 22.

“We are not going to discuss the merits of the censure resolutions that are currently the subject of litigation,” Weir told Fox News. She chided Bone and Weston for speaking to the media, adding, “We will respect Judge Lambeth’s order and not interfere with her decision-making process.”

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It’s Round Rock, a suburb of Austin. Many Texans don’t necessarily consider Austin a part of Texas.

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I’m a little torn. I think any elective body should have the right to censure their members. However, it is a naked political hit job.

I would prefer to see them solve it by getting all the other members voted out in the next election (or a recall effort if legal).

Of course, I have no idea if there are limits on what a school board can do in that part of Texas. If so, then screw the clamps down hard, until they scream.

A valid censure for a valid reason is one thing but even trying to censure someone because they pointed out that you’re violating the law is, or at least should be, beyond the pale, even for Round Rock.

It would also seem to be a clear violation of Texas Government Code GOV’T §554.002, Retaliation Prohibited for Reporting Violation of Law.

A valid censure for a valid reason is one thing but even trying to censure someone because they pointed out that you’re violating the law is, or at least should be, beyond the pale, even for Round Rock.

It would also seem to be a clear violation of Texas Government Code GOV’T §554.002, Retaliation Prohibited for Reporting Violation of Law.

A valid censure for a valid reason is one thing but even trying to censure someone because they pointed out that you’re violating the law is, or at least should be, beyond the pale, even for Round Rock.

It would also seem to be a clear violation of Texas Government Code GOV’T §554.002, Retaliation Prohibited for Reporting Violation of Law.

Yes the left does anything to win. Do we, or are we patsies? Acting shocked every time they do this probably give them a little thrill, in addition to doing nothing toward solving the underlying problem.