Emergency Board Meeting
This is notice that the Lee County Board of Education will hold an emergency meeting regarding a student disciplinary issue on Friday, December 31, 2010, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Heins Education Building, 106 Gordon Street, Sanford.
Please use the back entrance of the building and take the elevator to the Basement. The meeting will be held in the Assembly Room which is directly across from the elevator.
Update December 31st, 2010
The school board held their emergency meeting at the school gymnasium, and their first order of business was to move to hold their meeting in private. This they did, and then came out and announced that they had "followed the guidelines" and done no wrong. But a television video of Ashley showed her take her lunchbag out of her rather large purse to demonstrate how her dad's paring knife came to be discovered, and it was obvious that the schools statement that the knife had been found in her purse rather than her lunchbag was another school district partial truth. The knife was in her lunchbag, and the lunch bag was in her rather large purse.
Sean Sorentino has a nice post with video interview of Ashley and a discussion of the whole matter here.
For my money, it's the school board whose actions show lack of maturity, poor judgment and contempt of the students they are charged with educating.