The following is from Fairfax County School Board Member Pat Hynes, reprinted with permission from her Facebook page. For more on the utterly deplorable, far-right extremist and bigot Elizabeth Schultz, see Far-Right Fairfax County Public School Board Member Supports Guy Who Thinks Women Who Get Abortions Should Be Hanged., Far-Right Fairfax School Board Member: Gun Violence Prevention “Not a Job for Traumatized Children” (Audio), After Tuesday: Are Republicans Pat Herrity, John Cook, Elizabeth Schultz and Thomas Wilson All Toast in Fairfax County in 2019?, Fairfax Dems Vice Chair Open Letter to Far-Right-Wing Elizabeth Schultz, Fairfax County School Board Member to Speak at Anti-LGBT Hate Group Event, Pepe the Frog: Hate Speech Disseminated by Fairfax County Public School Board Member?, Latest Tweets by Fairfax Far-Right School Board Member Feature Fidel, Florence Henderson with Laser Beams, etc. Let’s just make damn sure Schultz is off the School Board after the 2019 elections…
For those interested in next year’s school board race, more evidence of the need to challenge Springfield member Elizabeth Schultz. After the board’s 10-0 vote to update language in the Family Life Education curriculum (Schultz away from the table for the vote), Schultz’s quote in The Catholic Herald: “You have a rogue school board that is going to do what it’s going to do regardless of the number of comments received,” citing emails.
The school board does have rules of conduct, including this: “To build trust among members and to ensure an environment conducive to effective governance, members will:
a. focus on issues rather than personalities;
b. respect decisions of the full Board;
c. exercise honesty in all written and interpersonal interaction, never intentionally misleading or misinforming each other;
d. recognize the positive and negative aspects of dissent and refrain from public criticism of the motives, thinking, and philosophy of other members, but may make their own views clear when in disagreement with a publicly stated decision of the Board;
e. not publicly disparage the superintendent, staff, or members of the public;
f. make every reasonable effort to protect the integrity and promote the positive image of the system and one another;
g. never intentionally embarrass each other or the school system.”
Unfortunately, there is little the board can do to hold members accountable. That is for the voters.