March 23, 2012
The vice chair of the school district’s Financial Oversight Committee resigned from her post Tuesday over concerns that the Board of Education subverted the nomination process to quell dissent on a sometimes vocal committee.
In her letter of resignation, Joan Chu Reese expressed her anger and frustration that the board decided to look for candidates to replace three incumbents on the board for what she believed to be politically motivated reasons.
“I see a part of the board increasingly taking alarming steps to control members of the FOC whom they deem to be too active, outspoken or independent relative to the board’s own point of view,” Reese wrote.
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