From WIKIPEDIA – Trustees are generally held to a “prudent person” standard in regard to meeting their fiduciary responsibilities, though investment, legal, and other professionals can be held to a higher standard commensurate with their higher expertise.
QUESTION – Whose interest should a “prudent person” on the WISD Board of Trustees be protecting, the tax payers or the superintendent?
The US Senate has its “gang of 8” made up of cronies from both major political parties. In Weatherford we now have our own “gang of 8” – otherwise known as the WISD Board of Trustees that is made up of seven Board of Trustee members and the Superintendent.
Was there not even one prudent person on the Board of Trustees who had the courage to oppose the bloated bond proposal?
It seems that reckless spending is not confined to the DC beltway. We have our own gang of 8 who practice their own cronyism right here at home.
Don’t know about you, but I intend to vote for new leadership on the WISD Board of Trustees! Why should we expect spending habits to change if we cannot find the strength and the resolve to clean house on the Board of Trustees?
I’m not suggesting that the current members of the board are incompetent, but I do believe the incestuous relationship between the Superintendent and the WISD Board of Trustee members has contaminated the system of checks and balance that is necessary to ensure decisions are routinely made that a “prudent person” would make.
I believe the choice is clear; tolerate reckless spending by the ‘good ole boy’ gang of 8, or replace them with independent thinking prudent trustees whose focus is on achieving excellence in EDUCATION while demanding reasonable spending with strict accountibility.
I believe a good way to start the reformation of a broken trustee system is by electing Dr. Joshua Tarbay and Philip Newkirk to the WISD Board of Trustees.