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08/07/02

Protesters at School Board Meeting

Rev. Leonard Smalls and other demonstrate outside the school board planning meeting.

The new school year is just a few days away, but it's not stopping protestors from trying to educate the public with their views on the school board and its superintendent, John O'Sullivan.

Reverend Leonard Smalls told us, "He is still arrogant enough to say that he feels like he has a doctorate."

Recently controversy over the superintendent's resume and a budget battle with the county has surrounded the school board with negativity.

"That's the society we live in," said school board member Dave Wegmann. "We're going to have negative, no matter what."

Still--no matter what negative attention the board gets--board members say the focus is on the upcoming school year and the new programs in store for the students. Like a new program for high school students, designed to get them ready for the workforce.

Wegmann describes it as "giving children a chance to know where they're going when they get off that stage."

And despite continuing resistance from some, board member Lori Brady told us, "We're hoping to be able to see progress this year because we can look at where we are, where we've been and where we're going, and now it's just a matter of getting there."

Reported by: Elizabeth Trevino

 

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