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11/22/04

Board of Education Member to Meet Critics

Daniel Frazier Daniel Frazier

John O'Sullivan's resignation continues to rock the foundation of the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education. One  group has demanded four school board members resign or be recalled. Tonight, the two sides will meet. The people who demanded resignations will face-off with at least one of the people they have targeted. Board member Daniel Frazier says he's ready to defend himself.

It all started when John O'Sullivan resigned as superintendent. The school board backlash began. "You are not doing what you are supposed to do," former librarian Sadie Brown said at a town hall meeting last week hosted by board member SuSu Cox. "And we have to let you go. That should go all the way up the board. All the way."

"If we're going to change something, change what's wrong, not what seems to be going right," said Rev. Leonard Small.

"I have no intention of resigning," board member Daniel Frazier told us today. He didn't expect the firestorm of controversy.

Pretty soon, he was named as one of four people being asked to resign or face a recall. "I think they are operating without facts."

Frazier denies any inclusion in the SACS investigation, but admits the board has some trouble makers. "There are some board members who have personal agendas."

He believes a recall is inappropriate. "Address those concerns to me before making a public statement," he said.

Tonight's meeting gets underway at 7pm at the Litway Baptist Church on Shell Road in Savannah. WTOC will have the latest on THE News at 11.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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