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Column: Point of Order

Column: Point of Order

Does CFA payments to board members of charter schools constitute conflicts of interest? I attend a lot of meetings. Over time I have gained appreciation for the parliamentary procedure or Robert’s Rules of Order for its ability to keep the meeting moving forward in an orderly fashion. Parliamentary procedure is based on the consideration of […]

Editorial: Lobbyist, local GoP, and school board member attack building schools

Editorial: Lobbyist, local GoP, and school board member attack building schools

At a recent GOP meeting in Rutherfordton where the quarter-cent sales tax referendum was being discussed, former Rep. Mike Hager agressively cross-examined the school board members present on whether they had considered all the alternatives to a bus garage, a drop in population, whether there was really a need for new schools and insisted on […]

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